Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and is also a suburb of Washington, D.C. Named for its founder, Christopher Clark Hyatt, the community is situated inside the Capital Beltway and provides easy access to Washington through both the West Hyattsville and Prince George’s Plaza metro stations.
Hyattsville is approximately 2.7 square miles and has an estimated population of 18,045. Around 52% of the residents are females and the median resident age is 32.1 years. There are approximately 6,324 households, with an average household size of 2.7 persons.
The median household income is approximately $55,080, significantly less than the Maryland average. Approximately 36% of the population is married, while 8.7% are divorced. An estimated 40% of Hyattsville residents were born overseas.
Housing costs in Hyattsville are among some of the highest in the nation, despite being below the Maryland average. With an unemployment rate slightly above the Maryland average, Hyattsville is a city of service providers, office and sales workers, and professionals.
While many cities see white-collar or blue-collar occupations rule the local economy, Hyattsville has a mixed workforce. An estimated 12% of the workforce consists of those who work in office and administrative support, and another 10.5% of residents are employed in management occupations.
It is an active and mobile community, with driving offenses accounting for more run-ins with the law than any other offense. Transportation authorities ticket those who violate the rules of the road, with many infractions involving more than merely paying a fine.
Repeat offenders may lose their driver’s license, driving privileges, or face jail. If you are in an accident, you may face civil action involving punitive damages claims.
Driving under the influence or operating a vehicle while intoxicated carries different penalties. There are mandatory minimums for incarceration if the driver’s BAC is above .20, or in the event of a repeat conviction. Additionally, the Department of Motor Vehicles can impose consequences on those convicted or arrested for DUI, which includes suspension of a license for a period of one year.
The law firm of Lotze Mosley LLP, represents the people of Hyattsville and neighboring cities in Prince George’s County, in Superior Court and at the Department of Motor Vehicle hearings. We offer an initial consultation to assess your case.
We welcome your call today at (202) 393-0535 to discuss your particular situation.
We are located at:
400 7th Street Northwest #202
Washington, DC 20004