College Park, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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College Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of College Park had a population of 31,491 as of July 1, 2016. College Park 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 College Park is located at latitude 38.9963 and longitude -76.9356 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of College Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of College Park (GNIS ID: 2390578) 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 City of College Park is located within District 21, Berwyn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 31,491
Population in Households 19,381
Population in Familes 9,487
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,110
Population Density1 5,592
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 6,822
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 2,982
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,181 (38.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,641 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,491 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $291,108
Average Home Value $318,100


Median Household Income $59,314
Average Household Income $78,358
Per Capita Income $18,760
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.35%
Households 0.15% 0.41%
Families 0.72% 0.26%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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.

College Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares College Park 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 # 37 93rd
Population Density1 # 41 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 60 89th
Median Household Income # 320 38th
Per Capita Income # 496 4th

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