College Park, MD 20742 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
College Park, MD 20742

Not Acceptable, USPS
University of Maryland, MD 20742

  • County: Prince Georges County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.992, Longitude -76.953
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 0
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 0
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 0

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 20742 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 20742 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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College Park, MD 20742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,687
Population in Households 1,783
Population in Familes 36
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,904
Population Density2 9,836
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $13,470
Average Household Income $17,752
Per Capita Income $3,606


Total Housing Units 368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5 ( 1.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 356 (96.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $350,000
Average Home Value $355,000


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 4.94
Family Households 9
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.45% 0.01%
Households -0.07% -0.11%
Families -1.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   0.28%

College Park, MD 20742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20742 to the other 448 ZIP Codes 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 # 181 60th
Population Density # 9 98th
Diversity Index # 77 83rd
Median Household Income # 445 1st
Per Capita Income # 446 1st

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