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Capitol Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Capitol Heights had a population of 4,372 as of July 1, 2017. Capitol Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Capitol Heights is located at latitude 38.8769 and longitude -76.9076 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Capitol Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 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 121 feet.

The Town of Capitol Heights (GNIS ID: 2390768) 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 Capitol Heights is located within District 18, Seat Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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

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


Total Population 4,372
Daytime Population: Workers 673
Daytime Population: Residents 2,307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,980
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 4,353
Population in Familes 3,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 5,468
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $50,782
Average Household Income $61,686
Per Capita Income $22,131


Total Housing Units 1,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 945 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 560 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $213,224
Average Home Value $231,811


Total Households 1,505
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 957
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 0.11% 1.05%
Households 0.21% 0.96%
Families -1.14% 0.8%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Capitol Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Capitol Heights 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 # 209 60th
Population Density # 46 91st
Diversity Index # 317 39th
Median Household Income # 428 18th
Per Capita Income # 458 12th

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