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Fort Washington, Maryland - Basic Facts

Fort Washington is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Fort Washington Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Prince George's County at latitude 38.7073 and longitude -77.023. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Fort Washington Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 13.79 sq. miles and a water area of 2.78 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Washington: Fort Warburton, Fort Washington Estates.

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Fort Washington, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 23,638
Population in Households 23,462
Population in Familes 20,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density1 1,714
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 8,130
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 6,212
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,072 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,058 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 596 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $329,262
Average Home Value $365,678


Median Household Income $109,665
Average Household Income $127,509
Per Capita Income $44,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.08% 1.29%
Households -0.01% 1.29%
Families -0.4% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.85%
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.


Fort Washington, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Washington to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 56 89th
Population Density1 # 214 59th
Diversity Index2 # 110 79th
Median Household Income # 67 87th
Per Capita Income # 92 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.