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Suitland, Maryland - Basic Facts

Suitland is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Suitland Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Prince George's County at latitude 38.8487 and longitude -76.9239. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 285 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Suitland Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Suitland, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 25,770
Population in Households 25,751
Population in Familes 20,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 6,061
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 10,002
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 6,387
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,352 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,650 (60.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 949 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $175,173
Average Home Value $198,438


Median Household Income $52,080
Average Household Income $59,286
Per Capita Income $23,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.05% 0.38%
Households -0.01% 0.37%
Families -0.28% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Suitland, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Suitland to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 49 91st
Population Density1 # 33 94th
Diversity Index2 # 324 38th
Median Household Income # 386 26th
Per Capita Income # 417 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.