Mount Rainier is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 8,093 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mount Rainier is the 96th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Mount Rainier 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Rainier is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Rainier is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Rainier who work in office and administrative support (10.28%), sales jobs (10.13%), and management occupations (9.28%).
Of important note, Mount Rainier is also a city of artists. Mount Rainier has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mount Rainier’s character.
Also of interest is that Mount Rainier has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Mount Rainier, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.21 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.
Despite being a small city, Mount Rainier has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Mount Rainier citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.00% of adults in Mount Rainier have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mount Rainier in 2018 was $31,745, 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 $126,980 for a family of four. However, Mount Rainier contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mount Rainier is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mount Rainier home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Rainier residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Mount Rainier also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Rainier include Irish, German, English, African, and Jamaican.
In addition, Mount Rainier has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (32.84%).
The most common language spoken in Mount Rainier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.