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Mount Rainier, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Rainier had a population of 8,187 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier is located at latitude 38.9426 and longitude -76.9644 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Rainier (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 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 82 feet.

The City of Mount Rainier (GNIS ID: 2390622) 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 Mount Rainier is located within District 17, Chillum, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier: Mud Ranier.

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Mount Rainier, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,187
Population in Households 8,171
Population in Familes 5,739
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 12,621
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 3,339
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,732
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,642 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 815 (22.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,524 (69.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 303 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $283,929
Average Home Value $301,454


Median Household Income $50,402
Average Household Income $62,467
Per Capita Income $25,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.45%
Households -0.02% 0.26%
Families -0.03% 0.16%
Median Household Income   -1.2%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
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.

Mount Rainier, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Rainier 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 # 154 70th
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 430 17th
Per Capita Income # 384 26th

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