Greenbelt, MD

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Population

23,289

1.41% decline

Median Age

33.7


Median Household Income

$72,846

8.46% growth

Poverty Rate

9.3%


Number of Employees

13,016

3.35% decline

Median Property Value

$201,000

5.51% growth

About

In 2017, Greenbelt, MD had a population of 23.3k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $72,846. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greenbelt, MD declined from 23,623 to 23,289, a -1.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,162 to $72,846, a 8.46% increase.

The population of Greenbelt, MD is 49.8% Black or African American Alone, 23.9% White Alone, and 15.2% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Greenbelt, MD speak a non-English language, and 82.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Greenbelt, MD is $201,000, and the homeownership rate is 45.4%. Most people in Greenbelt, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Greenbelt, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Greenbelt, MD employs 13k people. The largest industries in Greenbelt, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,907 people), Educational Services (1,734 people), and Public Administration (1,642 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,539), Public Administration ($74,444), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,625).

Median household income in Greenbelt, MD is $72,846. Males in Greenbelt, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Greenbelt, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,846

2017 value

± $5,706

8.46%

1 Year Growth

± 9.32%

Households in Greenbelt, MD have a median annual income of $72,846, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,162 in 2016, which represents a 8.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greenbelt, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8067.12

  2. Census Tract 8074.08

  3. Census Tract 8067.10

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greenbelt, MD was Census Tract 8067.12 with a value of $87,459, followed by Census Tract 8074.08 and Census Tract 8067.10, with respective values of $76,610 and $65,969.

The following map shows all of the places in Greenbelt, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greenbelt, MD (2.16k out of 23.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,064 ± 234

  2. Hispanic

    458 ± 187

  3. White

    434 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greenbelt, MD is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13k

2017 Value

± 893

-3.35%

1 Year decline

± 9.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenbelt, MD declined at a rate of -3.35%, from 13.5k employees to 13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greenbelt, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,907 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,217 people), and Management Occupations (1,038 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greenbelt, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greenbelt, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,907 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,217 people), and Management Occupations (1,038 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greenbelt, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.61 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.37 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greenbelt, MD, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($80,533), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,737), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($77,869).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13k

2017 Value

± 893

-3.35%

1 Year decline

± 9.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greenbelt, MD declined at a rate of -3.35%, from 13.5k employees to 13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greenbelt, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,907 people), Educational Services (1,734 people), and Public Administration (1,642 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greenbelt, MD, though some of these residents may live in Greenbelt, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Greenbelt, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,907 people), Educational Services (1,734 people), and Public Administration (1,642 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Greenbelt, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.7 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.69 times), and Construction (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greenbelt, MD, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,539), Public Administration ($74,444), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,625).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.2% of the population of Greenbelt, MD has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 6.32% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Greenbelt, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Greenbelt, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.8%

Uninsured

53.9%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

6.32%

Medicare

10.2%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greenbelt, MD declined by 14% from 14.8% to 12.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Greenbelt, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Greenbelt, MD is home to a population of 23.3k people, from which 82.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 28.6% of Greenbelt, MD residents were born outside of the country (6.66k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Greenbelt, MD is composed of 11.6k Black or African American Alone residents (49.8%), 5.56k White Alone residents (23.9%), 3.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.2%), 1.84k Asian Alone residents (7.89%), 607 Two or More Races residents (2.61%), 132 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.567%), 21 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0902%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greenbelt, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greenbelt, MD was 33.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Greenbelt, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greenbelt, MD residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.66k people

30.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.14k people

As of 2017, 28.6% of Greenbelt, MD residents (6.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Greenbelt, MD was 30.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

82.9%

2017 Citizenship

81.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 82.9% of Greenbelt, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greenbelt, MD was 81.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    11.6k ± 855

  2. White Alone

    5.56k ± 530

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.53k ± 726

In 2017, there were 2.09 times more Black or African American Alone residents (11.6k people) in Greenbelt, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.56k White Alone and 3.53k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Greenbelt, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Greenbelt, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Greenbelt, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Greenbelt, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    385 ± 149

  2. Vietnam

    185 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    106 ± 69

Greenbelt, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greenbelt, MD was $201,000 in 2017, which is 0.924 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $190,500 to $201,000, a 5.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Greenbelt, MD is 45.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greenbelt, MD have an average commute time of 32.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greenbelt, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$72,846

Median Household Income

± $5,706

9.04k

Number of Households

± 678

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.04k households in Greenbelt, MD grew to $72,846 from the previous year's value of $67,162.

The following chart displays the households in Greenbelt, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$201,000

2017 Median

± $14,506

$190,500

2016 Median

± $15,866

In 2017, the median property value in Greenbelt, MD grew to to $201,000 from the previous year's value of $190,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greenbelt, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Greenbelt, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

45.4%

2017 Homeownership

43.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.4% of the housing units in Greenbelt, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Greenbelt, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Greenbelt, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Greenbelt, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

32.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greenbelt, MD have a longer commute time (32.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.74% of the workforce in Greenbelt, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.4%

  2. Public Transit

    15.1%

  3. Carpooled

    7.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greenbelt, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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