Lanham, MD
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Lanham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 10,677 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lanham is the 81st largest community in Maryland.

Lanham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lanham is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lanham who work in sales jobs (11.89%), office and administrative support (10.14%), and management occupations (9.48%).

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

One downside of living in Lanham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.79 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The population of Lanham overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lanham, 24.73% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lanham in 2010 was $25,920, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,680 for a family of four. However, Lanham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lanham is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lanham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lanham residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Lanham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.43% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lanham include Jamaican, German, European, and Irish.

In addition, Lanham has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (30.04%).

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