New Carrollton, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Carrollton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of New Carrollton had a population of 12,565 as of July 1, 2016. New Carrollton 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 New Carrollton is located at latitude 38.9663 and longitude -76.8769 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Carrollton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.53 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 79 feet.

The City of New Carrollton (GNIS ID: 2390624) 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 New Carrollton is located within District 20, Lanham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 12,565
Population in Households 12,558
Population in Familes 10,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 8,216
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 4,026
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 2,715
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,222 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,805 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $244,956
Average Home Value $251,779


Median Household Income $59,090
Average Household Income $73,993
Per Capita Income $23,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.68%
Households 0.3% 0.51%
Families 0.16% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.

New Carrollton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Carrollton 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 # 106 80th
Population Density1 # 13 98th
Diversity Index2 # 25 95th
Median Household Income # 325 37th
Per Capita Income # 418 19th

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