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College Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of College Park had a population of 31,519 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

College Park, MD Housing Affordability Index is 109
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
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.

WEALTH INDEX

College Park, MD Wealth Index is 90
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 31,519
Population in Households 19,621
Population in Families 9,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,898
Population Density 5,617
Diversity Index1 75
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,510
Average Household Income $87,633
Per Capita Income $19,732
Wealth Index3 90

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,270 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,224 (39.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,649 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,396 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $288,072
Housing Affordability Index2 109
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,874
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 2,963
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.48% 0.63%
Households 0.31% 0.97%
Families 0.57% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   1.6%

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, 2019 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 # 41 92nd
Diversity Index # 51 90th
Median Household Income # 326 37th
Per Capita Income # 507 2nd

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