Melwood CDP, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melwood CDP, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Melwood Census Designated Place had a population of 3,264 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Melwood CDP is located at latitude 38.8019 and longitude -76.8416 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Melwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Melwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583655) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Melwood Census Designated Place is located within District 15, Mellwood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melwood CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Melwood CDP, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,264
Daytime Population: Workers 1,870
Daytime Population: Residents 1,717
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,587
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 3,255
Population in Familes 2,698
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 1,157
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $98,706
Average Household Income $118,220
Per Capita Income $44,198


Total Housing Units 1,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,145 (80.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 195 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $330,822
Average Home Value $399,345


Total Households 1,339
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 901
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.94% 0.78%
Households 0.86% 0.74%
Families 2.19% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Melwood CDP, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melwood CDP to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 230 56th
Population Density # 280 46th
Diversity Index # 136 74th
Median Household Income # 123 76th
Per Capita Income # 106 80th

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