Suitland, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Suitland, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Suitland Census Designated Place had a population of 26,563 as of July 1, 2017. Suitland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Suitland is located at latitude 38.8486 and longitude -76.9225 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Suitland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 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 285 feet.

The Suitland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2652341) 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 Suitland Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Spauldings, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Suitland 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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Suitland, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,563
Daytime Population: Workers 2,691
Daytime Population: Residents 12,775
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 26,544
Population in Familes 20,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 6,255
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $55,359
Average Household Income $65,402
Per Capita Income $25,069


Total Housing Units 11,064 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,390 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,781 (61.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 893 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $229,023
Average Home Value $238,730


Total Households 10,171
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 6,493
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 0.39% 0.4%
Households 0.23% 0.27%
Families 0.06% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Suitland, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Suitland 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 # 47 91st
Population Density # 33 94th
Diversity Index # 331 36th
Median Household Income # 373 28th
Per Capita Income # 402 23rd

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