Greenbelt, a town in Maryland, has a population of slightly more than 23,000. Young professionals should feel welcome, as they account for an above-average 19% of the community, while retirees are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in Maryland. By a slim 55%-45% margin, renters hold a slight majority over homeowners in Greenbelt despite an average rent of $1,510 a month, which exceeds the state average by $162 a month.
Greenbelt residents have an average commute of about 37 minutes. Many residents (42%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation is used by just 8% of the city. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Greenbelt has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 16% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Greenbelt, the most common five of which are healthcare, education, public administration, scientific, and construction. Together, these industries account for 33% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Greenbelt workers take home an average annual income of just over $84,000, around $8,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. However, Greenbelt compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).