Capitol Heights, MD

Census Place

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2019 Population
4,528
0.355% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
38.7
0.259% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
10%
6.34% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$70,919
0.558% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$226,200
5.45% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
2,137
4.14% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Capitol Heights, MD had a population of 4.53k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $70,919. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Capitol Heights, MD grew from 4,512 to 4,528, a 0.355% increase and its median household income declined from $71,317 to $70,919, a −0.558% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Capitol Heights, MD are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (82.6%), Other (Hispanic) (9.61%), White (Hispanic) (3.45%), White (Non-Hispanic) (2.03%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%). 0% of the households in Capitol Heights, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

91.5% of the residents in Capitol Heights, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Capitol Heights, MD was $226,200, and the homeownership rate was 81.4%. Most people in Capitol Heights, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 37.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Capitol Heights, MD was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Capitol Heights, MD is home to a population of 4.53k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 12.6% of Capitol Heights, MD residents were born outside of the country (571 people).

In 2019, there were 8.59 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.74k people) in Capitol Heights, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435 Other (Hispanic) and 156 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Capitol Heights, MD
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.74k ± 293
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    435 ± 341
  3. White (Hispanic)
    156 ± 98
13.3%
Hispanic Population
604 people

In 2019, there were 8.59 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.74k people) in Capitol Heights, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 435 Other (Hispanic) and 156 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.3% of the people in Capitol Heights, MD are hispanic (604 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Capitol Heights, MD as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
571 people
11.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
506 people

As of 2019, 12.6% of Capitol Heights, MD residents (571 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Capitol Heights, MD was 11.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.7
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 12.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Capitol Heights, MD was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Capitol Heights, MD are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Capitol Heights, MD residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,550 ± 8,052 people
  2. India
    61,201 ± 6,043 people
  3. China
    43,434 ± 5,098 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,550 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,201 and China with 43,434.

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Citizenship

91.5%
2019 Citizenship
92.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 91.5% of Capitol Heights, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Capitol Heights, MD was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    95 ± 55
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    31 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    18 ± 24

Capitol Heights, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.06 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,242. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Capitol Heights, MD employs 2.14k people. The largest industries in Capitol Heights, MD are Public Administration (359 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (319 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (243 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($90,278), Public Administration ($67,679), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,615).

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,919
2019 value
± $7,543
−0.558%
1 Year Growth
± 13.4%

Households in Capitol Heights, MD have a median annual income of $70,919, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,317 in 2018, which represents a −0.558% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$82,411
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,726
$65,242
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,274

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  1. Alaska Native
    $82,342 ± $129,777
  2. Asian
    $74,489 ± $4,278
  3. White
    $72,366 ± $1,474

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Capitol Heights, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2019, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0216% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Capitol Heights, MD (452 out of 4.51k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Black
    319 ± 139
  2. Other
    119 ± 118
  3. Hispanic
    119 ± 118

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Capitol Heights, MD is Black, followed by Other and Hispanic.

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

2.14k
2019 Value
± 292
4.14%
1 Year growth
± 18.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Capitol Heights, MD grew at a rate of 4.14%, from 2.05k employees to 2.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Capitol Heights, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (344 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (208 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (138 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Capitol Heights, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Capitol Heights, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (344 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (208 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (138 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Capitol Heights, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.04 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.89 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Capitol Heights, MD, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($92,879), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($86,905), and Management Occupations ($76,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.14k
2019 Value
± 292
4.14%
1 Year growth
± 18.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Capitol Heights, MD grew at a rate of 4.14%, from 2.05k employees to 2.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Capitol Heights, MD, are Public Administration (359 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (319 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (243 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Capitol Heights, MD, though some of these residents may live in Capitol Heights, 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 Capitol Heights, MD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (359 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (319 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (243 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Capitol Heights, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.64 times higher than expected), Information (3.13 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.95 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Capitol Heights, MD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($90,278), Public Administration ($67,679), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,615).

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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. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($20.6B).

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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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

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. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

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

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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%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 89.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Maryland
65.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 89.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 87.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 89.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maryland colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Capitol Heights, MD was $226,200 in 2019, which is 0.941 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $214,500 to $226,200, a 5.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Capitol Heights, MD is 81.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Capitol Heights, MD have an average commute time of 37.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Capitol Heights, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$226,200
2019 Median
± $11,037
$214,500
2018 Median
± $12,892

In 2019, the median property value in Capitol Heights, MD grew to to $226,200 from the previous year's value of $214,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Capitol Heights, 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 Capitol Heights, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$70,919
Median Household Income
± $7,543
1.51k
Number of Households
± 227

In 2019, the median household income of the 1.51k households in Capitol Heights, MD declined from $70,919 from the previous year's value of $71,317.

The following chart displays the households in Capitol Heights, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.4%
2019 Homeownership
83.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 81.4% of the housing units in Capitol Heights, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 83.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Capitol Heights, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

37.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Capitol Heights, MD have a longer commute time (37.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 5.89% of the workforce in Capitol Heights, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (74%)
  2. Public Transit (17.4%)
  3. Carpooled (5.84%)

In 2019, 74% of workers in Capitol Heights, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (17.4%) and those who carpooled to work (5.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

86.2% of the population of Capitol Heights, MD has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 6.61% on non-group plans, and 0.958% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see 1826 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1855 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 628 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,826 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 1,826 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1,855 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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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$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

13.8%
Uninsured
51.6%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
10%
Medicare
6.61%
Non-Group
0.958%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Capitol Heights, MD grew by 0.597% from 13.7% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Capitol Heights, 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. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 15.9% prevalence
  3. 14.5% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 18.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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