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The City of College Park had a population of 31,937 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.9807 and longitude -76.9369 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of College Park 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 31,937 (100%)
Population in Households 20,058 (62.8%)
Population in Families 9,605 (30.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11,879 (37.2%)
Population Density 5,692
Diversity Index2 76


Median Household Income $65,170
Average Household Income $88,750
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $20,350
Wealth Index5 81


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,445 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,655 (43.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,273 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $344,052
Average Home Value $377,663
Housing Affordability Index3 105


Total Households 7,100
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 3,028
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.52% 1.11%
Households 0.54% 1.65%
Families 0.67% 0.59%
Median Household Income   -0.14%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%

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, 2021 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 # 39 93rd
Population Density # 39 93rd
Median Household Income # 376 28th
Housing Affordability Index # 90 17th
Per Capita Income # 500 4th
Diversity Index # 49 91st

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