New Carrollton, MD
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New Carrollton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 12,786 people and four constituent neighborhoods, New Carrollton is the 72nd largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Carrollton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Carrollton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Carrollton who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), sales jobs (10.01%), and business and financial occupations (5.72%).

In New Carrollton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.83 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 New Carrollton, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though New Carrollton is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of New Carrollton is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.72% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Carrollton in 2010 was $27,059, 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 $108,236 for a family of four. However, New Carrollton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Carrollton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Carrollton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Carrollton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. New Carrollton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Carrollton include Nigerian, Other Subsaharan African, German, and Jamaican.

Foreign born people are also an important part of New Carrollton's cultural character, accounting for 33.00% of the city’s population.

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