College Park, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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College Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of College Park had a population of 32,005 as of July 1, 2018. College Park 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 College Park is located at latitude 38.9963 and longitude -76.9356 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of College Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The City of College Park (GNIS ID: 2390578) 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 City of College Park is located within District 21, Berwyn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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College Park, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,005
Population in Households 20,053
Population in Familes 9,960
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,952
Population Density2 5,683
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $67,072
Average Household Income $85,230
Per Capita Income $20,406


Total Housing Units 8,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,284 (38.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,760 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,521 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $308,522
Average Home Value $330,993


Total Households 7,044
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 3,085
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.62% 0.33%
Households 0.51% 0.43%
Families 0.96% 0.32%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

College Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares College Park 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 # 36 93rd
Population Density # 40 92nd
Diversity Index # 51 90th
Median Household Income # 290 44th
Per Capita Income # 492 5th

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