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Marlow Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Marlow Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 5,642 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Marlow Heights is located at latitude 38.8211 and longitude -76.9443 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Marlow Heights Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 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 259 feet.

The Marlow Heights Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390124) 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 Marlow Heights Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Spauldings, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 5,642
Population in Households 5,586
Population in Familes 4,290
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density2 2,776
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $57,953
Average Household Income $72,087
Per Capita Income $29,306


Total Housing Units 2,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,033 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,228 (50.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 192 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $243,779
Average Home Value $254,691


Total Households 2,261
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,356
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 0.05% 0.07%
Households -0.13% -0.08%
Families -0.39% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Marlow Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marlow Heights 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 # 187 64th
Population Density # 139 73rd
Diversity Index # 266 49th
Median Household Income # 368 29th
Per Capita Income # 344 34th

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