Fort Washington, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Fort Washington, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fort Washington Census Designated Place had a population of 24,309 as of July 1, 2018. Fort Washington ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Fort Washington is located at latitude 38.7319 and longitude -77.0087 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Washington Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.79 sq. miles and a water area of 2.78 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Fort Washington Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389803) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Washington Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Piscataway, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Washington: Fort Warburton, Fort Washington Estates.

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Fort Washington, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,309
Population in Households 24,127
Population in Familes 20,882
Population in Group Qrtrs 182
Population Density2 1,762
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $114,518
Average Household Income $137,288
Per Capita Income $47,215


Total Housing Units 8,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,176 (82.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,094 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 462 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $368,802
Average Home Value $419,168


Total Households 8,270
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 6,299
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.3% 0.46%
Households 0.2% 0.37%
Families -0.04% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Fort Washington, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Washington 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 # 58 89th
Population Density # 215 59th
Diversity Index # 120 77th
Median Household Income # 64 88th
Per Capita Income # 86 84th

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