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Fairmount Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Fairmount Heights had a population of 1,500 as of July 1, 2017. Fairmount Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fairmount Heights is located at latitude 38.9015 and longitude -76.9153 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Fairmount Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.27 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 98 feet.

The Town of Fairmount Heights (GNIS ID: 2390173) 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 Fairmount Heights is located within District 18, Seat Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fairmount Heights 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 Fairmount Heights: Fairmont Heights.

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Fairmount Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,500
Daytime Population: Workers 159
Daytime Population: Residents 822
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 981
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,496
Population in Familes 1,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 5,576
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $61,433
Average Household Income $75,904
Per Capita Income $25,993


Total Housing Units 589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 374 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $218,750
Average Home Value $233,556


Total Households 513
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 365
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 0.06% 0.08%
Households -0.11% -0.08%
Families -0.19% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Fairmount Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fairmount Heights 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 # 291 44th
Population Density # 44 92nd
Diversity Index # 230 56th
Median Household Income # 312 40th
Per Capita Income # 380 27th

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