Chillum, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chillum, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Chillum Census Designated Place had a population of 35,509 as of July 1, 2016. Chillum ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chillum is located at latitude 38.9667 and longitude -76.9789 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Chillum Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 144 feet.

The Chillum Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389319) 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 Chillum Census Designated Place is located within District 17, Chillum, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 35,509
Population in Households 34,852
Population in Familes 26,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 657
Population Density1 10,391
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 11,128
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 7,093
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 11,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,417 (37.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,711 (56.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 823 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $240,530
Average Home Value $260,168


Median Household Income $56,201
Average Household Income $67,698
Per Capita Income $21,781
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 0.9%
Households 0.56% 0.72%
Families 0.24% 0.63%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Chillum, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chillum 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 # 30 94th
Population Density1 # 4 99th
Diversity Index2 # 14 97th
Median Household Income # 349 33rd
Per Capita Income # 459 12th

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