College Park, MD

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Population

32,186

0.764% growth

Median Age

21.8


Median Household Income

$64,107

0.907% decline

Poverty Rate

26.8%


Number of Employees

14,592

2.15% growth

Median Property Value

$287,300

6.6% growth

About

In 2017, College Park, MD had a population of 32.2k people with a median age of 21.8 and a median household income of $64,107. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of College Park, MD grew from 31,942 to 32,186, a 0.764% increase and its median household income declined from $64,694 to $64,107, a -0.907% decrease.

The population of College Park, MD is 50.7% White Alone, 18.6% Black or African American Alone, and 14.8% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in College Park, MD speak a non-English language, and 84.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in College Park, MD are University of Maryland-University College (12,025 degrees awarded in 2016) and University of Maryland-College Park (11,462 degrees).

The median property value in College Park, MD is $287,300, and the homeownership rate is 46.5%. Most people in College Park, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in College Park, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of College Park, MD employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in College Park, MD are Educational Services (4,728 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,571 people), and Retail Trade (1,179 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($74,464), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,855), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,578).

Median household income in College Park, MD is $64,107. Males in College Park, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in College Park, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,107

2017 value

± $4,223

-0.907%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in College Park, MD have a median annual income of $64,107, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,694 in 2016, which represents a -0.907% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for College Park, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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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 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in College Park, MD was Census Tract 8074.05 with a value of $88,686, followed by Census Tract 8069 and Census Tract 8074.04, with respective values of $80,952 and $76,583.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in College Park, MD (5.66k out of 21.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,117 ± 455

  2. Black

    1,160 ± 344

  3. Asian

    1,112 ± 242

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.6k

2017 Value

± 855

2.15%

1 Year growth

± 7.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Park, MD grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 14.3k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in College Park, MD, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,567 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,730 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,166 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of College Park, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of College Park, MD, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2,567 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,730 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,166 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, College Park, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.91 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.88 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of College Park, MD, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($78,472), Legal Occupations ($77,102), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($60,077).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.6k

2017 Value

± 855

2.15%

1 Year growth

± 7.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Park, MD grew at a rate of 2.15%, from 14.3k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in College Park, MD, are Educational Services (4,728 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,571 people), and Retail Trade (1,179 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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Most Common

The most common industries in College Park, MD, by number of employees, are Educational Services (4,728 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,571 people), and Retail Trade (1,179 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, College Park, MD has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.5 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.58 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in College Park, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($74,464), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,855), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($51,578).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93% of the population of College Park, MD has health coverage, with 69.9% on employee plans, 7.56% on Medicaid, 4.7% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.364% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of College Park, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in College Park, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.02%

Uninsured

69.9%

Employer Coverage

7.56%

Medicaid

4.7%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

0.364%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in College Park, MD declined by 0.577% from 7.06% to 7.02%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in College Park, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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Diversity

College Park, MD is home to a population of 32.2k people, from which 84.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 22.4% of College Park, MD residents were born outside of the country (7.22k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of College Park, MD is composed of 16.3k White Alone residents (50.7%), 5.99k Black or African American Alone residents (18.6%), 4.77k Asian Alone residents (14.8%), 4.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.5%), 952 Two or More Races residents (2.96%), 114 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.354%), 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0777%), and 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0404%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in College Park, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in College Park, MD was 21.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in College Park, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all College Park, MD residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.22k people

23.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.36k people

As of 2017, 22.4% of College Park, MD residents (7.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in College Park, MD was 23.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

84.5%

2017 Citizenship

84.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.5% of College Park, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in College Park, MD was 84.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.3k ± 645

  2. Black or African American Alone

    5.99k ± 603

  3. Asian Alone

    4.77k ± 539

In 2017, there were 2.72 times more White Alone residents (16.3k people) in College Park, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k Black or African American Alone and 4.77k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in College Park, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of College Park, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in College Park, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of College Park, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    382 ± 142

  2. Vietnam

    312 ± 106

  3. Korea

    57 ± 45

College Park, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in College Park, MD awarded 23,487 degrees. The student population of College Park, MD is skewed towards men, with 51,742 male students and 44,870 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in College Park, MD are White (10,723 and 49.1%), followed by Black or African American (4,593 and 21%), Asian (2,169 and 9.94%), and Hispanic or Latino (1,949 and 8.93%).

The largest universities in College Park, MD by number of degrees awarded are University of Maryland-University College (12,025 and 51.2%) and University of Maryland-College Park (11,462 and 48.8%).

The most popular majors in College Park, MD are General Business Administration & Management (3,773 and 16.1%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,516 and 6.45%), and Information Science (1,482 and 6.31%).

The median tuition costs in College Park, MD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,566 and $21,078 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,410 degrees awarded

  2. 788 degrees awarded

  3. 778 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in College Park, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 1,410 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in College Park, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,025 degrees awarded

  2. 11,462 degrees awarded

$7,566

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the College Park, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maryland-University College with 12,025 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

11,940

Degrees Awarded to Men

11,547

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 11,940 men were awarded degrees from institutions in College Park, MD, which is 1.03 times more than the 11,547 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,723 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4,593 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,169 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in College Park, MD were to White students. These 10,723 degrees mean that there were 2.33 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,593 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in College Park, MD was $287,300 in 2017, which is 1.32 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $269,500 to $287,300, a 6.6% increase. The homeownership rate in College Park, MD is 46.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in College Park, MD have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in College Park, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$64,107

Median Household Income

± $4,223

7.23k

Number of Households

± 511

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.23k households in College Park, MD declined from $64,107 from the previous year's value of $64,694.

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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Housing

Property Value

$287,300

2017 Median

± $7,152

$269,500

2016 Median

± $9,057

In 2017, the median property value in College Park, MD grew to to $287,300 from the previous year's value of $269,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in College Park, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In College Park, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in College Park, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In College Park, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

46.5%

2017 Homeownership

46.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 46.5% of the housing units in College Park, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in College Park, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in College Park, MD have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.06% of the workforce in College Park, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    52.1%

  2. Walked

    18.8%

  3. Public Transit

    13.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in College Park, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Public Transit.

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