University Park, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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University Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of University Park had a population of 2,615 as of July 1, 2016. University Park 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 University Park is located at latitude 38.972 and longitude -76.9446 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of University Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.5 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 72 feet.

The Town of University Park (GNIS ID: 2391456) 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 Town of University Park is located within District 19, Riverdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 2,615
Population in Households 2,611
Population in Familes 2,069
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 5,215
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 908
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 660
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 763 (82.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $439,464
Average Home Value $462,992


Median Household Income $128,066
Average Household Income $157,416
Per Capita Income $55,240
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.57%
Households 0.2% 0.39%
Families -0.36% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.

University Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Park 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 # 250 52nd
Population Density1 # 51 90th
Diversity Index2 # 118 77th
Median Household Income # 31 94th
Per Capita Income # 41 92nd

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