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Hillcrest Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Hillcrest Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 16,498 as of July 1, 2016. Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest Heights is located at latitude 38.8364 and longitude -76.9708 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Hillcrest Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.49 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 279 feet.

The Hillcrest Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389931) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Hillcrest Heights Census Designated Place is located within District 12, Oxon Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 16,498
Population in Households 16,473
Population in Familes 12,389
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 6,634
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 6,890
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 3,996
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,137 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,753 (49.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 705 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $222,098
Average Home Value $227,335


Median Household Income $54,447
Average Household Income $66,229
Per Capita Income $27,744
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.34%
Households -0.13% 0.21%
Families -0.4% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
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.

Hillcrest Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hillcrest 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 # 85 84th
Population Density1 # 24 96th
Diversity Index2 # 361 31st
Median Household Income # 373 28th
Per Capita Income # 340 35th

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