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Capitol Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Capitol Heights had a population of 4,276 as of July 1, 2016. Capitol Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Capitol Heights is located at latitude 38.8769 and longitude -76.9076 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Capitol Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 121 feet.

The Town of Capitol Heights (GNIS ID: 2390768) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Capitol Heights is located within District 18, Seat Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Capitol 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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Capitol Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,276
Population in Households 4,256
Population in Familes 3,400
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 5,348
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,472
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 937
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 916 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 557 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $206,250
Average Home Value $225,984


Median Household Income $50,496
Average Household Income $62,037
Per Capita Income $22,345
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% 1.15%
Households -0.11% 1.05%
Families -1.65% 0.86%
Median Household Income   -0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.

Capitol Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Capitol 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 # 211 59th
Population Density1 # 46 91st
Diversity Index2 # 312 40th
Median Household Income # 428 18th
Per Capita Income # 449 14th

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