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Potomac Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Potomac Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 1,157 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Potomac Heights is located at latitude 38.5982 and longitude -77.1324 in Charles County. The formal boundaries for the Potomac Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Charles County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Potomac Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389702) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Potomac Heights Census Designated Place is located within District 7, Pomonkey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Potomac Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Potomac Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,157
Population in Households 1,157
Population in Familes 863
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,078
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 519
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 297
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 444 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $115,441
Average Home Value $142,286


Median Household Income $52,824
Average Household Income $55,905
Per Capita Income $23,797
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.68%
Households 0.47% 0.68%
Families 0.89% 0.53%
Median Household Income   -2.14%
Per Capita Income   -0.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Potomac Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potomac Heights to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 306 41st
Population Density1 # 288 45th
Diversity Index2 # 239 54th
Median Household Income # 407 22nd
Per Capita Income # 413 20th

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