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Fairmount Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairmount Heights had a population of 1,505 as of July 1, 2016. Fairmount 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 Fairmount Heights is located at latitude 38.9015 and longitude -76.9153 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairmount Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 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 98 feet.

The Town of Fairmount Heights (GNIS ID: 2390173) 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 Fairmount 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 Fairmount Heights 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 Fairmount Heights: Fairmont Heights.

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


Total Population 1,505
Population in Households 1,501
Population in Familes 1,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 5,595
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 516
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 367
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 375 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $202,128
Average Home Value $225,869


Median Household Income $56,705
Average Household Income $68,314
Per Capita Income $23,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.34%
Households -0.03% 0.19%
Families -0.13% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Fairmount Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmount 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 # 291 44th
Population Density1 # 40 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 226 57th
Median Household Income # 345 34th
Per Capita Income # 421 19th

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