Suitland, MD
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Suitland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 27,147 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Suitland is the 41st largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns, Suitland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Suitland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Suitland is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Suitland who work in office and administrative support (21.73%), sales jobs (8.95%), and management occupations (6.92%).

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

One downside of living in Suitland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Suitland, the average commute to work is 35.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Suitland is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Suitland area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Suitland rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.54% of adults 25 and older in Suitland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Suitland in 2010 was $26,418, 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 $105,672 for a family of four. However, Suitland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Suitland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Suitland residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Suitland include Jamaican, Irish, Nigerian, and English.

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