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Marlow Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Marlow Heights Census Designated Place had a population of 5,484 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Marlow Heights is located at latitude 38.8334 and longitude -76.9516 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Marlow Heights Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Marlow Heights, MD Housing Affordability Index is 128
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Marlow Heights, MD Wealth Index is 71
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,484
Population in Households 5,429
Population in Families 4,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 55
Population Density 2,698
Diversity Index1 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,812
Average Household Income $76,399
Per Capita Income $30,701
Wealth Index3 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,045 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,152 (47.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 253 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $221,500
Housing Affordability Index2 128
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,197
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,318
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.26% -0.18%
Households -0.43% -0.3%
Families -0.66% -0.37%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 2019 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 # 142 73rd
Diversity Index # 264 49th
Median Household Income # 383 26th
Per Capita Income # 344 34th

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