Greenbelt, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Greenbelt, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Greenbelt had a population of 24,978 as of July 1, 2018. Greenbelt 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 Greenbelt is located at latitude 38.9947 and longitude -76.8854 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Greenbelt (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The City of Greenbelt (GNIS ID: 2390596) 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 Greenbelt is located within District 21, Berwyn, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 24,978
Population in Households 24,978
Population in Familes 18,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,982
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $67,795
Average Household Income $82,080
Per Capita Income $33,349


Total Housing Units 11,005 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,648 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,578 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 779 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $246,118
Average Home Value $262,532


Total Households 10,226
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,674
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 0.97% 0.55%
Households 0.58% 0.33%
Families 0.68% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Greenbelt, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenbelt 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 # 55 90th
Population Density # 90 83rd
Diversity Index # 30 94th
Median Household Income # 288 45th
Per Capita Income # 276 47th

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