Capitol Heights, MD 20743 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 20743: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Acceptable Alternative
Capitol Hgts, MD 20743
Fairmount Heights, MD 20743
Fairmount Hgt, MD 20743
Seat Pleasant, MD 20743

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Prince Georges County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.886, Longitude -76.901
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,106
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,391
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,085
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,306

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

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Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 43,074
Daytime Population: Workers 16,563
Daytime Population: Residents 22,845
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,408
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 42,886
Population in Familes 34,645
Population in Group Qrtrs 188
Population Density2 4,375
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $56,360
Average Household Income $66,327
Per Capita Income $23,911


Total Housing Units 17,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,329 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,097 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,643 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $214,049
Average Home Value $225,013


Total Households 15,426
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 10,238
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 0.94% 0.75%
Households 0.78% 0.62%
Families 0.61% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Capitol Heights, MD 20743 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20743 to the other 456 ZIP Codes 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 # 31 93rd
Population Density # 54 88th
Diversity Index # 285 38th
Median Household Income # 353 23rd
Per Capita Income # 401 12th

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