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Pleasant Hills, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Pleasant Hills Census Designated Place had a population of 4,134 as of July 1, 2020. Pleasant Hills ranks in the lower 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 Pleasant Hills is located at latitude 39.4796 and longitude -76.3941 in Harford County. The formal boundaries for the Pleasant Hills Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Harford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Pleasant Hills Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389686) 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 Pleasant Hills Census Designated Place is located within District 3, Bel Air, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harford County.


Pleasant Hills, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,134 (100%)
Population in Households 4,134 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,760 (91.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 948
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $118,249
Average Household Income $139,152
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $48,336
Wealth Index5 222


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,367 (91.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 ( 4.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $404,150
Average Home Value $420,849
Housing Affordability Index3 159


Total Households 1,436
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,182
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.99% 1.37%
Households 1.89% 1.33%
Families 1.84% 1.29%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
Owner Occupied HU   1.38%


Pleasant Hills, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Hills to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 215 59th
Population Density # 305 41st
Median Household Income # 76 86th
Housing Affordability Index # 263 51st
Per Capita Income # 131 75th
Diversity Index # 388 25th

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