Greenbelt, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Greenbelt, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Greenbelt had a population of 24,282 as of July 1, 2016. Greenbelt 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 Greenbelt is located at latitude 38.9947 and longitude -76.8854 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenbelt (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The City of Greenbelt (GNIS ID: 2390596) 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 Greenbelt is located within District 21, Berwyn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 24,282
Population in Households 24,282
Population in Familes 17,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,871
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 10,064
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 5,562
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,329 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,735 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 816 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $225,468
Average Home Value $237,248


Median Household Income $63,635
Average Household Income $78,483
Per Capita Income $32,266
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 0.93%
Households 0.51% 0.69%
Families 0.57% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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.

Greenbelt, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenbelt 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 # 55 90th
Population Density1 # 89 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 33 94th
Median Household Income # 284 45th
Per Capita Income # 254 51st

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