Upper Marlboro, MD
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Upper Marlboro is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 667 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Upper Marlboro is the 244th largest community in Maryland.

Upper Marlboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Upper Marlboro is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Upper Marlboro who work in office and administrative support (20.24%), management occupations (11.90%), and teaching (8.81%).

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

One downside of living in Upper Marlboro, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.26 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 Upper Marlboro is a smaller town, 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 citizens of Upper Marlboro are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.36% of adults in Upper Marlboro have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Upper Marlboro in 2010 was $42,530, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,120 for a family of four.

Upper Marlboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Upper Marlboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Upper Marlboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Upper Marlboro include English, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Upper Marlboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.