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Potomac Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Potomac Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 1,174 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Potomac Heights is located at latitude 38.6087 and longitude -77.1405 in Charles County. The formal boundaries for the Potomac Heights Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Charles County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Potomac Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389702) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Potomac Heights Census Designated Place is located within District 7, Pomonkey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charles County.


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Potomac Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Potomac Heights, MD Housing Affordability Index is 200
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Potomac Heights, MD Wealth Index is 54
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,174
Population in Households 1,174
Population in Families 876
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 1,094
Diversity Index1 43
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,717
Average Household Income $61,846
Per Capita Income $26,293
Wealth Index3 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 441 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $117,917
Housing Affordability Index2 200
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 527
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 300
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.54% 0.59%
Households 0.48% 0.6%
Families 0.71% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Potomac Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potomac Heights to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 308 41st
Population Density # 288 45th
Diversity Index # 217 58th
Median Household Income # 435 16th
Per Capita Income # 415 20th

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