The People of Silver Spring, MD
High-income immigrants living in suburban areas.
Ranging in age from mid-30s to early 60s, these highly educated immigrants earn high salaries. A high proportion are homeowners.
Lower-income families living in the suburbs.
Middle-income married couples with children, ranging in age from upper 30s to upper 50s. Some are high school graduates, while others have completed college. Occupations vary.
Middle-class, suburban individuals who speak a foreign language.
Age ranges from 30s to 60s. Some own their homes. Education varies from high school to college, with some earning graduate school degrees.
Wealthy married couples with children.
These affluent families live a very comfortable life in the suburbs. More than 20% have a family income over $125,000. Most have earned a college or graduate school degree, and most own their homes.
Younger suburban immigrants.
Foreign-language-speaking individuals earning lower to middle incomes. Education level varies from high school to college. Some own their homes, while others rent.