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The Town of University Park had a population of 2,573 as of July 1, 2021. University Park 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 University Park is located at latitude 38.9704 and longitude -76.9419 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of University Park encompass a land area of 0.5 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 72 feet.

The Town of University Park 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 University Park is located within District 19, Riverdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 2,573 (100%)
Population in Households 2,569 (99.8%)
Population in Families 2,046 (79.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 5,131
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $150,179
Average Household Income $182,972
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $64,047
Wealth Index5 311


Total HU (Housing Units) 945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 750 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $509,831
Average Home Value $534,475
Housing Affordability Index3 179


Total Households 896
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 653
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 0.17% 0.09%
Households 0.07% 0.02%
Families -0.19% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.03%

University Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Park 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 # 250 52nd
Population Density # 49 91st
Median Household Income # 38 93rd
Housing Affordability Index # 402 78th
Per Capita Income # 40 92nd
Diversity Index # 86 84th

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