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The Town of Morningside had a population of 1,915 as of July 1, 2021. Morningside 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 Morningside is located at latitude 38.8301 and longitude -76.8914 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Morningside encompass a land area of 0.56 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 266 feet.

The Town of Morningside 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 Town of Morningside is located within District 6, Spauldings, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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Morningside, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,915 (100%)
Population in Households 1,915 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,514 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 3,333
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $84,900
Average Household Income $96,762
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $34,464
Wealth Index5 86


Total HU (Housing Units) 921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 522 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $255,142
Average Home Value $262,332
Housing Affordability Index3 193


Total Households 804
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.45% -0.43%
Households -0.49% -0.5%
Families 0.79% -0.56%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.23%

Morningside, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Morningside to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 277 47th
Population Density # 106 80th
Median Household Income # 225 57th
Housing Affordability Index # 451 87th
Per Capita Income # 316 39th
Diversity Index # 123 77th

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