Cottage City, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottage City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottage City had a population of 1,370 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.938 and longitude -76.9499 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottage City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottage City: Willen Heights.

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Cottage City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,370
Daytime Population: Workers 465
Daytime Population: Residents 748
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,213
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 1,370
Population in Familes 1,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,500
Diversity Index3 89


Median Household Income $51,216
Average Household Income $62,408
Per Capita Income $21,638


Total Housing Units 504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 280 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $202,041
Average Home Value $226,696


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 263
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.67% 0.45%
Households 0.23% 0.25%
Families 0.0% 0.08%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 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 # 297 43rd
Population Density # 45 92nd
Diversity Index # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 423 19th
Per Capita Income # 469 10th

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