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 (19.24%), sales jobs (11.62%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.29%).
One downside of living in Seat Pleasant is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Seat Pleasant, the average commute to work is 35.24 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.
In Seat Pleasant, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Seat Pleasant is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of adults in Seat Pleasant with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.70% of adults in Seat Pleasant have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Seat Pleasant in 2010 was $21,272, which is low income relative to Maryland, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,088 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 British West Indian, African, Kenyan, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Seat Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.