La Plata, MD Profile: Facts & Data

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La Plata, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of La Plata had a population of 9,632 as of July 1, 2018. La Plata ranks in the upper quartile for 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 La Plata is located at latitude 38.5434 and longitude -76.9699 in Charles County. The formal boundaries for the Town of La Plata (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Charles County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 187 feet.

The Town of La Plata (GNIS ID: 2391260) 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 La Plata is located within District 1, La Plata, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charles County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Plata: LaPlata, Laplata, LaPlata Station, Le Plateau.

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La Plata, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,632
Population in Households 9,081
Population in Familes 7,503
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density2 1,301
Diversity Index3 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,740
Average Household Income $105,916
Per Capita Income $40,633

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,470 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 927 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 216 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $358,323
Average Home Value $380,951
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,397
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 2,305
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.17% 1.14%
Households 1.27% 1.23%
Families 1.19% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

La Plata, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Plata to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 136 74th
Population Density # 260 50th
Diversity Index # 118 77th
Median Household Income # 203 61st
Per Capita Income # 168 68th

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