Seat Pleasant is a very small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,780 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Seat Pleasant is the 131st largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Seat Pleasant is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seat Pleasant is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Seat Pleasant who work in office and administrative support (21.05%), sales jobs (9.37%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.82%).
One downside of living in Seat Pleasant, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.31 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.
Even though Seat Pleasant is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of adults in Seat Pleasant with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.90% of adults in Seat Pleasant have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Seat Pleasant in 2010 was $23,818, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,272 for a family of four. However, Seat Pleasant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Seat Pleasant home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seat Pleasant residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Seat Pleasant include Trinidadian and Tobagonian, Kenyan, British West Indian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Seat Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.