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Brentwood, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Brentwood had a population of 3,225 as of July 1, 2017. Brentwood 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 Brentwood is located at latitude 38.9437 and longitude -76.9568 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Brentwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 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 23 feet.

The Town of Brentwood (GNIS ID: 2390750) 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 Brentwood is located within District 17, Chillum, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brentwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brentwood: Highland.

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Brentwood, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,225
Daytime Population: Workers 689
Daytime Population: Residents 1,494
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,183
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 3,225
Population in Familes 2,476
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 8,412
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $51,560
Average Household Income $62,702
Per Capita Income $19,883


Total Housing Units 1,084 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 442 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $250,258
Average Home Value $272,045


Total Households 975
Average Household Size 3.31
Family Households 633
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.79% 0.75%
Households 0.61% 0.57%
Families 0.2% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Brentwood, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brentwood to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 231 56th
Population Density # 12 98th
Diversity Index # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 421 19th
Per Capita Income # 492 5th

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