Glenarden, MD

Glenarden profile

Living in Glenarden

Glenarden is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 6,143 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Glenarden is the 114th largest community in Maryland.

Glenarden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Glenarden is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenarden who work in office and administrative support (14.75%), management occupations (9.20%), and food service (8.06%).

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

In Glenarden, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.89 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 city, Glenarden 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.

The education level of Glenarden citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.70% of adults in Glenarden have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glenarden in 2018 was $35,777, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,108 for a family of four. However, Glenarden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Glenarden is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Glenarden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenarden residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Glenarden also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Glenarden include Nigerian, African, Ghanian, Jamaican, and Other Subsaharan African.

In addition, Glenarden has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.31%).

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