Upper Marlboro, MD
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Living in Upper Marlboro


Upper Marlboro is a tiny town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 673 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Upper Marlboro is the 244th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Upper Marlboro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Upper Marlboro is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Upper Marlboro who work in management occupations (18.40%), office and administrative support (11.90%), and business and financial occupations (7.36%).

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.

In addition, Upper Marlboro is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

In Upper Marlboro, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Upper Marlboro has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Upper Marlboro is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.71% of adults in Upper Marlboro have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Upper Marlboro in 2018 was $42,527, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,108 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Welsh.

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