Suitland, MD

Suitland profile

Living in Suitland

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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Suitland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Suitland is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Suitland who work in office and administrative support (19.08%), management occupations (8.81%), and sales jobs (8.21%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.85 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.

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. 15.74% 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 2018 was $31,148, 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 $124,592 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 African, Other Subsaharan African, German, Irish, and U.S. Virgin Islander.

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