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Mount Rainier, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Rainier had a population of 8,178 as of July 1, 2018. Mount Rainier 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 Mount Rainier is located at latitude 38.9415 and longitude -76.965 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Rainier encompass a land area of 0.65 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 82 feet.

The City of Mount Rainier (GNIS ID: 2390622) 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 City of Mount Rainier is located within District 17, Chillum, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Rainier: Mud Ranier.

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


Total Population 8,178
Population in Households 8,162
Population in Familes 5,780
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 12,607
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $52,802
Average Household Income $68,954
Per Capita Income $27,680


Total Housing Units 3,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 830 (23.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,480 (68.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $300,588
Average Home Value $317,163


Total Households 3,310
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 1,715
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 0.15% 0.15%
Households -0.12% -0.05%
Families -0.14% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Mount Rainier, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Rainier 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 # 156 70th
Population Density # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 421 19th
Per Capita Income # 370 29th

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