Capitol Heights, MD 20743 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 20743: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Acceptable Alternative
Capitol Hgts, MD 20743
Fairmount Heights, MD 20743
Fairmount Hgt, MD 20743
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,096
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,234
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,089
  • County: Prince George's County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.886, Longitude -76.901
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,232
Population in Households 41,047
Population in Familes 33,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density1 4,253
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 14,794
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 9,827
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,785 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,009 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,720 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $205,812
Average Home Value $217,012


Median Household Income $54,969
Average Household Income $64,460
Per Capita Income $23,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.82%
Households 0.59% 0.7%
Families 0.4% 0.58%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

Capitol Heights, MD 20743 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20743 to the other 455 ZIP Codes 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 # 33 93rd
Population Density1 # 56 88th
Diversity Index2 # 278 39th
Median Household Income # 353 23rd
Per Capita Income # 401 12th

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