Seat Pleasant, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Seat Pleasant, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Seat Pleasant had a population of 4,611 as of July 1, 2016. Seat Pleasant 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 Seat Pleasant is located at latitude 38.8953 and longitude -76.9014 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seat Pleasant (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 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 112 feet.

The City of Seat Pleasant (GNIS ID: 2390651) 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 Seat Pleasant is located within District 18, Seat Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Seat Pleasant 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 Seat Pleasant: Chesapeake Junction.

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Seat Pleasant, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,611
Population in Households 4,611
Population in Familes 3,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 6,315
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 1,654
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 967 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 687 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $182,432
Average Home Value $194,835


Median Household Income $48,821
Average Household Income $56,354
Per Capita Income $20,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.51%
Households 0.04% 0.32%
Families -0.1% 0.23%
Median Household Income   -1.29%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
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.

Seat Pleasant, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seat Pleasant 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 # 201 61st
Population Density1 # 31 94th
Diversity Index2 # 305 41st
Median Household Income # 441 15th
Per Capita Income # 481 7th

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