Cottage City, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottage City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottage City had a population of 1,334 as of July 1, 2016. Cottage City 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 Cottage City is located at latitude 38.938 and longitude -76.9499 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cottage City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 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 30 feet.

The Town of Cottage City (GNIS ID: 2390812) 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 Cottage City is located within District 2, Bladensburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottage City: Willen Heights.

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Cottage City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,334
Population in Households 1,334
Population in Familes 978
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,355
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 465
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $191,463
Average Home Value $209,099


Median Household Income $50,078
Average Household Income $59,775
Per Capita Income $20,836
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.42%
Households -0.07% 0.17%
Families -0.37% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.18%
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.

Cottage City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottage City 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 # 297 43rd
Population Density1 # 45 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 435 16th
Per Capita Income # 472 9th

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