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.

New Carrollton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, New Carrollton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Carrollton who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), sales jobs (8.50%), and food service (6.35%).

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

One downside of living in New Carrollton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In New Carrollton, the average commute to work is 35.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though New Carrollton is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of New Carrollton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.23% of adults in New Carrollton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Carrollton in 2010 was $26,982, 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 $107,928 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 21.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in New Carrollton include German, Irish, Jamaican, and Nigerian.

In addition, New Carrollton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.50%).

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