Greenbelt is a medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 23,224 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Greenbelt is the 48th largest community in Maryland.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Greenbelt is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenbelt is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenbelt who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), teaching (8.00%), and management occupations (7.74%).
Also of interest is that Greenbelt has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Greenbelt, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
In Greenbelt, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.47 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Greenbelt use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Greenbelt‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Greenbelt are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.62% of adults in Greenbelt have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Greenbelt in 2018 was $37,021, 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 $148,084 for a family of four. However, Greenbelt contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Greenbelt is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greenbelt home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenbelt residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Greenbelt also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Greenbelt include German, Irish, English, Nigerian, and Italian.
In addition, Greenbelt has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.61%).
The most common language spoken in Greenbelt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.