Lanham, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lanham, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Lanham Census Designated Place had a population of 10,440 as of July 1, 2018. Lanham 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 Lanham is located at latitude 38.9621 and longitude -76.8392 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Lanham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The Lanham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633178) 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 Lanham Census Designated Place is located within District 20, Lanham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lanham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 10,440
Population in Households 10,355
Population in Familes 8,986
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 2,959
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $86,239
Average Household Income $102,780
Per Capita Income $30,220


Total Housing Units 3,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,440 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 558 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $301,096
Average Home Value $324,498


Total Households 2,997
Average Household Size 3.46
Family Households 2,348
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 0.33% 0.15%
Households 0.02% 0.01%
Families -0.12% -0.06%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Lanham, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lanham 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 # 125 76th
Population Density # 129 75th
Diversity Index # 38 93rd
Median Household Income # 181 65th
Per Capita Income # 332 36th

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