Hyattsville, MD
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Living in Hyattsville


Hyattsville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 18,230 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Hyattsville is the 55th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Hyattsville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Hyattsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hyattsville is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hyattsville who work in management occupations (9.76%), office and administrative support (9.67%), and food service (8.50%).

Also of interest is that Hyattsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Hyattsville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.82 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Hyattsville, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Hyattsville is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Hyattsville are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.72% of adults in Hyattsville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hyattsville in 2018 was $35,494, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,976 for a family of four. However, Hyattsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hyattsville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hyattsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Hyattsville, accounting for 36.89% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Hyattsville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Hyattsville include Irish, German, English, Italian, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Hyattsville's cultural character, accounting for 31.57% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Hyattsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.