Prince George's County, MD

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2022 Population
957,189
0.0603% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.2
1.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.58%
3.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$97,935
7.47% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$380,500
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
500,565
0.453% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Prince George's County, MD had a population of 957k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $97,935. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Prince George's County, MD declined from 957,767 to 957,189, a −0.0603% decrease and its median household income grew from $91,124 to $97,935, a 7.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prince George's County, MD are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (60.4%), Other (Hispanic) (14.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (11.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.22%).

None of the households in Prince George's County, 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.

86.8% of the residents in Prince George's County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prince George's County, MD are University of Maryland Global Campus (15,061 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Maryland-College Park (12,553 degrees), and Prince George's Community College (1,600 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Prince George's County, MD was $380,500, and the homeownership rate was 62.4%.

Most people in Prince George's County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 36 minutes. The average car ownership in Prince George's County, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Prince George's County, MD is home to a population of 957k people, from which 86.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 23.7% of Prince George's County, MD residents were born outside of the country (227k people).

In 2022, there were 4.26 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (578k people) in Prince George's County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 136k Other (Hispanic) and 111k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.8%
2022 Citizenship
87%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86.8% of Prince George's County, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Prince George's County, MD was 87%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prince George's County, MD
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    578k ± 2.26k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    136k ± 3.42k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    111k ± 709
20%
Hispanic Population
191k people

In 2022, there were 4.26 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (578k people) in Prince George's County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 136k Other (Hispanic) and 111k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20% of the people in Prince George's County, MD are hispanic (191k 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

23.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
227k people
23.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
224k people

As of 2022, 23.7% of Prince George's County, MD residents (227k 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 Prince George's County, MD was 23.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    15,585 ± 1,138
  2. Vietnam
    14,091 ± 741
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    9,271 ± 667

Prince George's County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Prince George's County, MD employs 501k people. The largest industries in Prince George's County, MD are Public Administration (69,129 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (64,573 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47,251 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($121,250), Public Administration ($99,041), and Utilities ($86,691).

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

501k
2022 Value
± 6,079
−0.453%
1 Year decline
± 1.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prince George's County, MD declined at a rate of −0.453%, from 503k employees to 501k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prince George's County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (58,044 people), Management Occupations (49,983 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (38,842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prince George's County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

501k
2022 Value
± 6,079
−0.453%
1 Year decline
± 1.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prince George's County, MD declined at a rate of −0.453%, from 503k employees to 501k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prince George's County, MD, are Public Administration (69,129 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (64,573 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (47,251 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prince George's County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Prince George's County, 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

$53,163
Median earning men ± $1,089
$52,711
Median earning women ± $813

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($97,984), Information ($71,292), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,216).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($99,866), Information ($72,274), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,255).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,088
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,738
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,829
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Prince George's County, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 89.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (8.73%), followed by Other (1.59%).

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 Prince George's County, MD awarded 31,508 degrees. The student population of Prince George's County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 58,693 male students and 57,833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prince George's County, MD are White (11,776 and 39.2%), followed by Black or African American (8,188 and 27.3%), Hispanic or Latino (3,412 and 11.4%), and Asian (3,093 and 10.3%).

The largest universities in Prince George's County, MD by number of degrees awarded are University of Maryland Global Campus (15,061 and 47.8%), University of Maryland-College Park (12,553 and 39.8%), and Prince George's Community College (1,600 and 5.08%).

The most popular majors in Prince George's County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (4,141 and 13.1%), Information Science (3,114 and 9.88%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (3,005 and 9.54%).

The median tuition costs in Prince George's County, MD are $25,830 for private four year colleges, and $7,488 and $16,666 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Prince George's County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 48.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 116,526 (50.4% men and 49.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 116,526 students enrolled in Prince George's County, MD, 50.4% men and 49.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 36,863 records, of which 44.7% were women and 55.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,735 degrees awarded
  2. 1,144 degrees awarded
  3. 2,578 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Prince George's County, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 1,735 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Prince George's County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 15,061 degrees awarded
  2. 12,553 degrees awarded
  3. 1,600 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maryland Global Campus with 15,061 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 15,459 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prince George's County, MD, which is 0.963 times less than the 16,049 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 11,776 degrees mean that there were 1.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8,188 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,830) 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 ($1,875) 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 Prince George's County, MD was $380,500 in 2022, which is 1.35 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $337,800 to $380,500, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Prince George's County, MD is 62.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Prince George's County, MD have an average commute time of 36 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prince George's County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Prince George's County, MD is $97,935. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Prince George's County, MD was Census Tract 8005.18 with a value of $214,350, followed by Census Tract 8006.08 and Census Tract 8005.14, with respective values of $187,795 and $186,705.

In 2022, 19.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prince George's County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.939%.

Property

$380,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,199
$212,888
Median Property Taxes
±$3,004

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prince George's County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

62.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.4% of the housing units in Prince George's County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8005.18
  2. Census Tract 8006.08
  3. Census Tract 8005.14

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prince George's County, MD was Census Tract 8005.18 with a value of $214,350, followed by Census Tract 8006.08 and Census Tract 8005.14, with respective values of $187,795 and $186,705.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Prince George's County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$97,935
Median Household Income
± $1,296
341k
Number of Households
± 4,730

In 2022, the median household income of the 341k households in Prince George's County, MD grew to $97,935 from the previous year's value of $91,124.

The following chart displays the households in Prince George's County, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prince George's County, 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 (62.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.3%)
  3. Public Transit (9.91%)

In 2022, 62.5% of workers in Prince George's County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (9.91%).

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Commute Time

36 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prince George's County, MD have a longer commute time (36 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.1% of the workforce in Prince George's County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Prince George's County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.939%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.58% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prince George's County, MD (89.7k out of 936k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prince George's County, MD is Black, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.7% of the children was living in poverty in Prince George's County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 423 in Prince George's County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 279 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Prince George's County, MD has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 9.16% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.59% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 22% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.5%
Uninsured
48.7%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
9.16%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prince George's County, MD grew by 1.39% from 10.3% to 10.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.7 in Prince George's County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.2% in Prince George's County, MD.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in Prince George's County, MD.

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