Cottage City, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Cottage City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottage City had a population of 1,359 as of July 1, 2018. Cottage City 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 Cottage City is located at latitude 38.9382 and longitude -76.9483 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cottage City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 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 30 feet.

The Town of Cottage City (GNIS ID: 2390812) 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 Cottage City is located within District 2, Bladensburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottage City: Willen Heights.

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Cottage City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,359
Population in Households 1,359
Population in Familes 1,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,456
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $55,608
Average Household Income $67,260
Per Capita Income $23,212


Total Housing Units 502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 279 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 190 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $214,063
Average Home Value $232,437


Total Households 469
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 259
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 0.49% 0.23%
Households 0.05% 0.0%
Families -0.19% -0.23%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

Cottage City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottage City 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 # 296 43rd
Population Density # 45 92nd
Diversity Index # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 392 25th
Per Capita Income # 452 13th

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