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Mount Rainier, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Rainier had a population of 8,229 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.9426 and longitude -76.9644 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Rainier (see map below) 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.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Rainier: Mud Ranier.

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Mount Rainier, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,229
Daytime Population: Workers 1,017
Daytime Population: Residents 3,265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,282
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 8,213
Population in Familes 5,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 12,685
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $50,657
Average Household Income $64,321
Per Capita Income $25,891


Total Housing Units 3,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 823 (22.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,517 (69.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $296,605
Average Home Value $313,327


Total Households 3,339
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,734
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 0.25% 0.26%
Households -0.02% 0.06%
Families -0.01% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 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 # 156 70th
Population Density # 3 100th
Diversity Index # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 430 17th
Per Capita Income # 383 26th

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