College Park, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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College Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of College Park had a population of 32,418 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with College Park 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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College Park, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,418
Daytime Population: Workers 31,293
Daytime Population: Residents 18,815
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 20,465
Population in Familes 9,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,953
Population Density2 5,756
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $61,051
Average Household Income $81,409
Per Capita Income $19,620


Total Housing Units 8,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,378 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,765 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,441 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $307,782
Average Home Value $331,324


Total Households 7,143
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 3,102
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.88% 0.48%
Households 0.77% 0.56%
Families 1.17% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 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 # 35 93rd
Population Density # 40 92nd
Diversity Index # 59 89th
Median Household Income # 316 39th
Per Capita Income # 494 5th

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