College Park, MD

Census Place

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2022 Population
34,416
1.56% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
21.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
27.8%
9.83% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,973
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$404,700
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,193
1.26% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, College Park, MD had a population of 34.4k people with a median age of 21.6 and a median household income of $76,973. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of College Park, MD declined from 34,961 to 34,416, a −1.56% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,736 to $76,973, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in College Park, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (42%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14%), Other (Hispanic) (9.78%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.06%).

None of the households in College Park, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.5% of the residents in College Park, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in College Park, MD are University of Maryland-College Park (12,553 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in College Park, MD was $404,700, and the homeownership rate was 40.9%.

Most people in College Park, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in College Park, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

College Park, MD is home to a population of 34.4k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 23% of College Park, MD residents were born outside of the country (7.91k people).

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in College Park, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.83k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.5%
2022 Citizenship
86.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.5% of College Park, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in College Park, MD was 86.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in College Park, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 1k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.76k ± 880
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.83k ± 657
16.5%
Hispanic Population
5.66k people

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.4k people) in College Park, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.83k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.5% of the people in College Park, MD are hispanic (5.66k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.91k people
22.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.92k people

As of 2022, 23% of College Park, MD residents (7.91k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in College Park, MD was 22.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    287 ± 116
  2. Vietnam
    207 ± 109
  3. Korea
    27 ± 38

College Park, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of College Park, MD employs 16.2k people. The largest industries in College Park, MD are Educational Services (4,073 people), Retail Trade (1,930 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,793 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($143,578), Public Administration ($100,789), and Information ($79,067).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.2k
2022 Value
± 1,239
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in College Park, MD grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 16k employees to 16.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in College Park, MD, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,820 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,737 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,550 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of College Park, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.2k
2022 Value
± 1,239
1.26%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in College Park, MD grew at a rate of 1.26%, from 16k employees to 16.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in College Park, MD, are Educational Services (4,073 people), Retail Trade (1,930 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of College Park, MD, though some of these residents may live in College Park, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,102
Median earning men ± $7,797
$17,151
Median earning women ± $6,198

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($94,792), Information ($79,633), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,720).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($100,822), Manufacturing ($78,057), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,664).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in College Park, MD awarded 12,553 degrees. The student population of College Park, MD in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 20,762 male students and 20,030 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in College Park, MD are White (5,920 and 52.1%), followed by Asian (2,041 and 18%), Black or African American (1,197 and 10.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,108 and 9.75%).

The largest universities in College Park, MD by number of degrees awarded are University of Maryland-College Park (12,553 and 100%).

The most popular majors in College Park, MD are Computer Science (1,055 and 8.4%), Information Science (628 and 5%), and General Biological Sciences (581 and 4.63%).

The median tuition cost in College Park, MD for a public four year colleges is $9,695 for in-state students and $37,931 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in College Park, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 44.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 40,792 (50.9% men and 49.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 40,792 students enrolled in College Park, MD, 50.9% men and 49.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,315 records, of which 49.4% were women and 50.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 554 degrees awarded
  2. 954 degrees awarded
  3. 623 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in College Park, MD was General Biological Sciences with 554 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
12,553 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maryland-College Park with 12,553 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,240 men were awarded degrees from institutions in College Park, MD, which is 0.988 times less than the 6,313 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,920 degrees mean that there were 2.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 2,041 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,695) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,538) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in College Park, MD was $404,700 in 2022, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $359,300 to $404,700, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in College Park, MD is 40.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in College Park, MD have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in College Park, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in College Park, MD is $76,973. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in College Park, MD was Census Tract 8074.05 with a value of $142,451, followed by Census Tract 8069 and Census Tract 8074.04, with respective values of $122,534 and $95,673.

Property

$404,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,354
$3,613
Median Property Taxes
±$377

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Rent vs Own

40.9%
Homeownership
2022
71.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.9% of the housing units in College Park, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 41.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8074.05
  2. Census Tract 8069
  3. Census Tract 8074.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in College Park, MD was Census Tract 8074.05 with a value of $142,451, followed by Census Tract 8069 and Census Tract 8074.04, with respective values of $122,534 and $95,673.

The following map shows all of the places in College Park, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$76,973
Median Household Income
± $13,253
8.84k
Number of Households
± 751

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.84k households in College Park, MD grew to $76,973 from the previous year's value of $69,736.

The following chart displays the households in College Park, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for College Park, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (48.4%)
  2. Walked (15%)
  3. Worked At Home (14.6%)

In 2022, 48.4% of workers in College Park, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (15%) and those who worked at home (14.6%).

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in College Park, MD have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in College Park, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in College Park, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in College Park, MD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in College Park, MD (6.67k out of 24k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in College Park, MD is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.4% of the population of College Park, MD has health coverage, with 67.5% on employee plans, 7.89% on Medicaid, 5.51% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.335% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see 1887 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.34% increase from the previous year (1826 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1568 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 551 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,887 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Prince George's County, MD

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see an average of 1,887 patients per year. This represents a 3.34% increase from the previous year (1,826 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Prince George's County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.9% under 18 years, 52.1% between 18 and 34 years, 21.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 6.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.57%
Uninsured
67.5%
Employer Coverage
7.89%
Medicaid
5.51%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.335%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in College Park, MD grew by 4.32% from 8.21% to 8.57%.

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