Westphalia, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 7,266.
Males: 3,241  (44.6%)
Females: 4,025  (55.4%)
Median resident age:

40.0 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $86,290
Westphalia:

$86,290
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $37,618

Westphalia CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $334,200
Westphalia:

$334,200
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $468,270; detached houses: $565,505; townhouses or other attached units: $316,256; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $301,884; mobile homes: $87,733

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,726.

March 2019 cost of living index in Westphalia: 165.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.8%
(6.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.9% for Black residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.4% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Westphalia, MD (2019)
    • 8,27983.2%Black alone
    • 8438.5%Hispanic
    • 4384.4%White alone
    • 1541.5%Asian alone
    • 1401.4%Two or more races
    • 220.2%American Indian alone
    • 110.1%Other race alone

Races in Westphalia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: African (5.7%), Jamaican (2.8%), American (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 120 feet

887 residents are foreign born (6.0% Latin America, 1.6% Africa).

This place:

8.9%
Maryland:

15.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,809 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,642 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (9.0 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (11.9 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (119.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Largo, MD (1.6 miles ),
Marlboro Village, MD (1.6 miles ),
Queenland, MD (1.7 miles ),
Brock Hall, MD (1.8 miles ),
Melwood, MD (1.8 miles ),
Greater Upper Marlboro, MD (1.9 miles ),
Forestville, MD (1.9 miles ),
Kettering, MD (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.85 N, Longitude: 76.81 W

Distribution of median household income in Westphalia, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Westphalia, MD in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.0%
Maryland:

6.6%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.2. This is worse than average.

City:

92.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.313. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.313
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.672. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.672
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Westphalia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Westphalia place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Westphalia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 88.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from Westphalia center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Westphalia center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 263.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Prince George's County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Westphalia:

  • MANOR CARE HEALTH SERVICES - LARGO (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GLENARDEN, MD)
  • FORESTVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; FORESTVILLE, MD)
  • DAVITA - LANDOVER (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; LARGO, MD)
  • KIDNEY CARE OF LARGO (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; LARGO, MD)
  • COLLINGTON EPISCOPAL LIFE CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MITCHELLVILLE, MD)
  • CAPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LARGO, MD)
  • HOLY CROSS DIALYSIS CENTER - WOODMORE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; MITCHELLVILLE, MD)

Amtrak stations near Westphalia:

  • 9 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: ALEXANDRIA (110 CALLAHAN DR.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westphalia:

  • Prince George's Community College (about 4 miles; Largo, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,537)
  • Strayer University-Maryland (about 7 miles; Suitland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,748)
  • Catholic University of America (about 12 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 5,365)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 13 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)
  • Bowie State University (about 13 miles; Bowie, MD; FT enrollment: 4,517)
  • Howard University (about 13 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 7,838)
  • University of Maryland-University College (about 13 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 25,040)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westphalia: Presidential Corporate Center (A), Penn-East Business Park (B), Penn-Belt South Industrial Park (C), Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire Department Company 823 Forestville (D), Forestville Fire Station Company 23 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westphalia include: Ridgely Church of God (A), Ritchie Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westphalia include: Little Washington Neighborhood Park (1), Mellwood Park (2), Westphalia Neighborhood Park (3), Randall Tract Recreation Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Prince George's County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.0%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
46 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Westphalia:

Marital status in Westphalia, MD
  • Never married: 35.4%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Westphalia:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Maryland average:

12.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Westphalia
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westphalia, MD (based on Prince George's County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant179,374430
Catholic83,95935
Mainline Protestant51,153156
Black Protestant48,98466
Other28,74357
Orthodox1,2186
None469,989-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 140
This county:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 132
Prince George's County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 137
This county:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 267
Prince George's County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Prince George's County:

10.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Prince George's County:

30.7%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Prince George's County:

16.7%
Maryland:

15.5%

6.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,232 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($530 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.07%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from District of Columbia, DC  1.27% ($43,734 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, MD  1.13% ($45,435)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.41% ($53,612)


7.36% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($49,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.36%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($427 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.06%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Montgomery County, MD  1.15% ($45,199 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.97% ($36,643)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.66% ($61,705)

Strongest AM radio stations in Westphalia:

  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKDL (730 AM; 8 kW; ALEXANDRIA, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALEXANDRIA LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYCB (1340 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westphalia:

  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WWZZ (104.1 FM; WALDORF, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFSI (107.9 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WBZS-FM (92.7 FM; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF PRINCE FREDERICK LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Westphalia:

  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W61BY (Channel 61; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
Westphalia fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Westphalia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.8mTotal length
  • $4,100,000Total costs
  • 1,204,353Total average daily traffic
  • 56,323Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,131,199Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Westphalia, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 101960-1969
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Westphalia, MD
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westphalia, MD
  • 55.2%Utility gas
  • 33.9%Electricity
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Solar energy
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westphalia, MD
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 26.5%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.0%Other fuel


Westphalia compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Westphalia on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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