Capitol Heights, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Capitol Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Capitol Heights had a population of 4,347 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Capitol Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,347
Population in Households 4,328
Population in Familes 3,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 5,437
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $51,943
Average Household Income $63,211
Per Capita Income $22,637


Total Housing Units 1,616 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,012 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $220,532
Average Home Value $239,625


Total Households 1,496
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 949
Average Family Size 4
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.83%
Households 0.11% 0.76%
Families -1.1% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   3.31%

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, 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 # 210 60th
Population Density # 47 91st
Diversity Index # 322 38th
Median Household Income # 432 17th
Per Capita Income # 462 11th

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