Lanham, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lanham, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Lanham Census Designated Place had a population of 10,404 as of July 1, 2016. Lanham 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 Lanham is located at latitude 38.9621 and longitude -76.8392 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Lanham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Lanham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633178) 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 Lanham Census Designated Place is located within District 20, Lanham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 10,404
Population in Households 10,319
Population in Familes 8,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density1 2,949
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 3,008
Average Household Size 3.43
Family Households 2,361
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 3,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,439 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 569 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $283,187
Average Home Value $308,699


Median Household Income $80,968
Average Household Income $96,858
Per Capita Income $28,672
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.49%
Households 0.09% 0.31%
Families -0.07% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Lanham, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lanham 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 # 123 76th
Population Density1 # 128 75th
Diversity Index2 # 38 93rd
Median Household Income # 185 64th
Per Capita Income # 326 37th

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