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Prince George's County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2014: 904,430 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 801,515 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 167,187
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 23,806
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 177,206
Renter-occupied apartments: 113,049 (it was 109,404 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

32%

Land area: 485 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1863 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Prince George's County: 132.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.8%), Educational, health and social services (26.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Prince George's County, Maryland:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (63.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (14.9%)
  • Asian alone (4.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 433,832  (48.0%)
Females: 470,598  (52.0%)

Prince George's County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Prince George's County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $72,052 ($55,256 in 1999)

This county:

$72052
Maryland:

$72483

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,165 (lower quartile is $966, upper quartile is $1,451)
This county:

$1165
State:

$1072


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $247,600 (it was $143,700 in 2000)
Prince George's:

$247,600
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $174,500 - $336,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $293,036
Here:

$293,036
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $209,608
Here:

$209,608
State:

$224,239

In 2-unit structures: $231,026
Here:

$231,026
State:

$219,378

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $145,656
Here:

$145,656
State:

$176,954

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,450
Here:

$122,450
State:

$211,194

Mobile homes: $54,659
Here:

$54,659
State:

$63,596

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $412,067
Here:

$412,067
State:

$2,069,026
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,921
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $606

Institutionalized population: 4,283

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Health of residents in Prince George's County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
74.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
37.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
68.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
72.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 172 pounds. This is more than average.
15.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 1875 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2005: 3255 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2006: 2918 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2007: 1462 buildings, average cost: $284,900
  • 2008: 1264 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2009: 811 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2010: 702 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2011: 984 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2012: 878 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2013: 1176 buildings, average cost: $204,200
  • 2014: 1292 buildings, average cost: $212,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,563 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,213 (1.4%)

Prince George's County household income distribution in 2009 Prince George's County home values distribution Prince George's County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.7% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 33.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.8%
Prince George's County:

9.8%
Maryland:

10.1%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.7% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 33.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 12.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 35 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Prince George's County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bowie, Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, Chillum, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, Suitland, College Park, Fort Washington, Landover, Greater Landover.

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

2012 air pollution in Prince George's County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.235 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 12.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: El Paso County, Colorado , Culpeper County, Virginia , Lincoln County, Colorado , Pottawatomie County, Kansas , Rice County, Kansas , Riley County, Kansas , Oldham County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Current college students: 72,662
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 110,481 (39% naturalized citizens)

Prince George's County:

13.8%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 30,307
  • 1990 to 1994: 22,153
  • 1985 to 1989: 19,448
  • 1980 to 1984: 14,737
  • 1975 to 1979: 7,732
  • 1970 to 1974: 7,045
  • 1970 to 1974: 3,768
  • 1965 to 1969: 5,291

Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.2%

Prince George's County marital status for males Prince George's County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 151,888
  • One, attached: 45,366
  • Two: 1,634
  • 3 or 4: 6,755
  • 5 to 9: 27,820
  • 10 to 19: 43,276
  • 20 or more: 24,066
  • Mobile homes: 1,504
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 69

Housing units in Prince George's County with a mortgage: 138,409 (18,295 second mortgage, 14,060 home equity loan, 580 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,871

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Prince George's County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant179,374430
Catholic83,95935
Mainline Protestant51,153156
Black Protestant48,98466
Other28,74357
Orthodox1,2186
None469,989-
Prince George's County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 140
Prince George's County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 137
Prince George's County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 267
This county:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Here:

16.7%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Prince George's County:

Average size of farms: 101 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,009
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $609.63
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,601
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.58%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,922
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.32
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.95%
Corn for grain: 4811 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1587 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5233 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,177 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Earthquake activity:

Prince George's County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.3 miles away from Prince George's County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the county 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 257.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 292.8 miles away from Prince George's County center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MarylandSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1910): May 6, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MarylandHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3251): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1492): September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3179): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • MarylandWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1324): April 10, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1324, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MarylandBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1081): January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • MarylandIce Storms, Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 18, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1016): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1016, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • MarylandSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3100): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3100, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • MarylandHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: October 4, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-489): October 4, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-489, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain
  • MarylandTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-341): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-341, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Prince George's County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • El Salvador (13%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • Nigeria (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (4%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Prince George's County (%):

  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • African (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Jamaican (1%)

Prince George's County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 265,309 (67%)
  • Carpooled: 64,325 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18,094 (5%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 186 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 26,828 (7%)
  • Railroad: 1,176 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,026 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 228 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 773 (0%)
  • Walked: 8,831 (2%)
  • Other means: 2,566 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 8,051 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Prince George's County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 9,507 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,581 people in nursing homes
  • 1,283 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 976 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 558 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 482 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 381 people in other group homes
  • 334 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 326 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 280 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 167 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 142 people in religious group quarters
  • 114 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 57 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 52 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 28 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 27 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 25 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 16 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 11 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 9 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Prince George's County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 13,394 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,848 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,141 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 407 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 321 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 311 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 296 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 201 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 115 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 88 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 76 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 63 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,707.

6.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($476 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.07%
Maryland average:

0.09%

2.58% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($16,820 average AGI)
3.86% relocated from other states ($23,132 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

3.86%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from District of Columbia, DC  1.32% ($38,661 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, MD  1.13% ($38,901)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.44% ($46,955)
from Charles County, MD  0.29% ($45,990)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.25% ($47,626)
from Howard County, MD  0.25% ($49,638)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.15% ($41,630)


6.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,089 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($480 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

0.08%
Maryland average:

0.11%

3.02% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($20,136 average AGI)
3.68% relocated to other states ($21,473 average AGI)
Prince George's County:

3.68%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, MD  1.15% ($38,277 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  1.06% ($32,272)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.56% ($51,259)
to Charles County, MD  0.43% ($49,686)
to Howard County, MD  0.33% ($54,991)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.29% ($49,306)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.15% ($39,771)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Prince George's County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Prince George's County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Prince George's County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Prince George's County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Prince George's County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 79,512 (67,274 aged, 12,238 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 31,526 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Prince George's County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (5414)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (4960)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4845)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4272)
  • Unspecified dementia (2194)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (2121)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1985)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1952)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1864)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1757)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6833.360
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 130.370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34894.84

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1477.330
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 656.640
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.66

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49.88
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81.08

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.39
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 7872.918

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 182.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 136.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 18.2
  • Transportation-Related, Overall - 4.3
  • Terrorism - 4.0
  • Struck by/against - 3.8
  • Suffocation - 3.6
  • Other - 12.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 69.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 36.0
  • Suffocation - 16.4
  • Poisoning - 8.3
  • Other - 8.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 844,092
  • In family households: 710,220 (114,456 male householders, 89,064 female householders)
    122,000 spouses, 253,142 children (236,469 natural, 5,681 adopted, 10,992 stepchildren), 29,677 grandchildren, 18,092 brothers or sisters, 12,087 parents, 29,298 other relatives, 35,579 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 133,872 (44,509 male householders (32,938 living alone)), 56,013 female householders (46,437 living alone)), 33,350 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 19,328 (4,283 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 70,167 2-persons, 50,710 3-persons, 39,283 4-persons, 22,007 5-persons, 10,848 6-persons, 10,505 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 79,375 1-person, 14,953 2-persons, 2,901 3-persons, 1,768 4-persons, 907 5-persons, 352 6-persons, 266 7-or-more-persons.

114,918 married couples with children.
64,724 single-parent households (11,519 men, 53,205 women).

84.1% of residents of Prince George's County speak English at home.
7.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $10,372,468,000 ($12305 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,969,988,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,190,784,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $662,440,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,292,000
Federal grants: $801,235,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,450,116,000 ($1,203,925,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,264,601,000 ($549,253,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $166,061,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,801,322,000
Federal Government insurance: $241,254,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 69,706
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 27,222
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24,816
Here:

+29 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -20,578
Here -24 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Prince George's County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 52.15 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,860
  • 2000 to 2004: 37,148
  • 1990 to 1999: 44,300
  • 1980 to 1989: 48,406
  • 1970 to 1979: 53,375
  • 1960 to 1969: 67,939
  • 1950 to 1959: 46,887
  • 1940 to 1949: 14,948
  • 1939 or earlier: 13,504
Rooms in houses/apartments in Prince George's County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 351
  • 2 rooms: 1,647
  • 3 rooms: 7,606
  • 4 rooms: 7,984
  • 5 rooms: 20,270
  • 6 rooms: 31,086
  • 7 rooms: 33,237
  • 8 rooms: 32,856
  • 9+ rooms: 42,169
  • 1 room: 6,816
  • 2 rooms: 14,624
  • 3 rooms: 21,432
  • 4 rooms: 25,650
  • 5 rooms: 21,530
  • 6 rooms: 9,658
  • 7 rooms: 4,636
  • 8 rooms: 2,709
  • 9+ rooms: 2,349
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Prince George's County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,626
  • 1 bedroom: 5,281
  • 2 bedrooms: 22,104
  • 3 bedrooms: 75,302
  • 4 bedrooms: 58,033
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14,860
  • no bedroom: 9,142
  • 1 bedroom: 37,352
  • 2 bedrooms: 40,316
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,603
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,564
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,427
Cars and other vehicles available in Prince George's County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 7,149
  • 1 vehicle: 54,418
  • 2 vehicles: 72,970
  • 3 vehicles: 30,847
  • 4 vehicles: 8,619
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,203
  • no vehicle: 22,864
  • 1 vehicle: 56,291
  • 2 vehicles: 24,189
  • 3 vehicles: 4,512
  • 4 vehicles: 935
  • 5+ vehicles: 613

55% of Prince George's County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Maryland.

Prince George's County:

55.0%
State average:

57.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 185486
  • Northeast: 71856
  • Midwest: 28915
  • South: 372814
  • West: 22091

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $126,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Prince George's County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.3%)
  • Electricity (27.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (57.0%)
  • Electricity (37.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15,505
Here:

15.2%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,512
Here:

13.3%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,252
Here:

17.9%
Maryland:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Prince George's County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $102,361,000
    Sewerage: $47,785,000
    Water Utilities: $42,065,000
    Regular Highways: $33,989,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,232,000
    Other Higher Education: $6,617,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,054,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,238,000
    Health - Other: $184,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,308,503,000
    General - Other: $163,446,000
    Police Protection: $151,638,000
    Parks and Recreation: $112,320,000
    Local Fire Protection: $77,306,000
    Sewerage: $74,000,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,386,000
    Other Higher Education: $70,480,000
    Solid Waste Management: $70,445,000
    Water Utilities: $63,136,000
    Health - Other: $61,569,000
    Correctional Institutions: $56,283,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,371,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,746,000
    Libraries: $21,505,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,357,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,568,000
    Regular Highways: $15,009,000
    General Public Buildings: $11,095,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $8,505,000
    Financial Administration: $8,238,000
    Parking Facilities: $3,538,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $704,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $779,231,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $252,049,000
    Corporate Bonds: $118,529,000
    Other Investments - Other: $106,121,000
    Benefit Payments: $91,126,000
    Withdrawals: $1,507,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $95,595,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $185,277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $57,521,000
    Sewerage: $27,562,000
    General - Other: $18,087,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $637,000
    Water Utilities: $418,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Water Utilities: $5,720,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $31,540,000
    Regular Highways: $4,380,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,246,000
    Local Fire Protection: $459,000
    Police Protection: $363,000
    Transit Utilities: $304,000
    Correctional Institutions: $116,000
    Central Staff Services: $82,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,379,517,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,551,000

Prince George's County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $99,699,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,135,000
    All Other: $51,265,000
    Higher Education - Other: $29,995,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $22,358,000
    Parks and Recreation: $19,300,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $18,094,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $5,004,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,910,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $123,499,000
    From Parent Local Government: $54,454,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $11,353,000
    From Other Governments: $64,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $63,980,000
    Health and Hospitals: $28,560,000
    Education: $15,187,000
    All Other: $13,574,000
    Public Welfare: $10,884,000
    Highways: $1,626,000
    Natural Resources: $173,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,355,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $209,898,000
    Interest Earnings: $67,095,000
    Special Assessments: $35,303,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,982,000
    Rents: $843,000
    Sale of Property: $109,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $79,759,000
    Transit Utilities: $818,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $852,712,000
    Transit Utilities: $107,589,000
    All Other: $30,080,000
    Highways: $28,703,000
    Health and Hospitals: $20,196,000
    Public Welfare: $7,362,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,006,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
  • Tax - Property: $703,348,000
    Individual Income: $399,166,000
    NEC: $243,406,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $98,636,000
    Other License: $26,239,000
    Other Selective Sales: $19,154,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,956,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,034,000
    Amusements License: $20,000

Prince George's County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,996,418,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,693,232,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $303,186,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $130,567,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $84,567,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $46,000,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $9,470,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $8,101,000

Prince George's County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $479,837,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $141,043,000
    Total Other Securities: $133,612,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $624,055,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $260,482,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 11,613
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,877
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 9,736
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,538
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,301
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,774
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,856
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,441
Prince George's County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Prince George's County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 183 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,597$271,2401,494$238,91813,363$242,306774$84,09717$10,370,412757$179,64613$137,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED390$261,818220$270,3551,647$249,249201$45,0051$99,999,000135$196,85213$63,308
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,211$265,841519$219,8828,856$264,578897$68,5280$0621$175,15151$66,059
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1,199$259,949366$244,7434,954$263,773214$117,4919$8,565,333299$178,9462$278,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS204$239,049111$266,2701,660$262,31488$142,5341$300,000135$214,9041$36,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 160 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED236$259,119185$279,7684$290,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED150$340,720173$322,6429$331,6671$350,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED64$317,70374$263,9591$197,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$251,83329$283,8280$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS23$327,47823$344,0872$234,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Prince George's County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3,33678.7 years
John3,02372.2 years
James2,91469.5 years
William2,80272.1 years
Robert1,91569.2 years
Charles1,77471.5 years
Joseph1,54272.0 years
George1,44672.7 years
Margaret1,32777.6 years
Helen1,20379.1 years
Most common last names in Prince George's County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,30472.1 years
Johnson1,10271.0 years
Brown99072.6 years
Williams95170.4 years
Jones89571.9 years
Davis67271.0 years
Thomas62270.8 years
Jackson58171.2 years
Miller48274.3 years
Taylor45971.9 years
Businesses in Prince George's County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven71Kmart4
ALDI6Kohl's2
AMF Bowling4LA Fitness3
AT&T7La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts17La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant4
Ann Taylor1Lane Furniture4
Applebee's4LensCrafters3
Arby's6Little Caesars Pizza3
Audi1Long John Silver's2
AutoZone14Lowe's5
Avenue2Macy's3
BMW2Marriott8
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls5
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets42
Bally Total Fitness3Mazda2
Barnes & Noble1McDonald's47
Baskin-Robbins10Men's Wearhouse5
Bath & Body Works5Motel 62
Bed Bath & Beyond1Motherhood Maternity4
Ben & Jerry's4New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike53
Blockbuster5Nissan5
Budget Car Rental3Office Depot3
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Country Buffet2
Burger King4Old Navy4
CVS34Olive Garden2
Casual Male XL3On The Border1
Catherines3Outback5
Chevrolet5Outback Steakhouse5
Chick-Fil-A7Panda Express8
Chipotle7Panera Bread4
Chuck E. Cheese's3Papa John's Pizza13
Cinnabon 1Payless18
Circle K1Penske4
Clarion2PetSmart6
Cold Stone Creamery4Pier 1 Imports2
ColorTyme3Pizza Hut21
Comfort Inn6Popeyes20
Comfort Suites1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Costco2Quality2
Cricket Wireless30Quiznos11
Curves3RadioShack18
DHL9Ramada1
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster2
Days Inn2Red Robin1
Deb1Red Roof Inn3
Decora Cabinetry8Rite Aid16
Dennys2Ruby Tuesday4
Domino's Pizza8Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn7Safeway16
Dressbarn5Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts13Sears12
Econo Lodge2Sephora2
Extended Stay America1Sheraton1
Famous Footwear2Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug4Sprint Nextel11
FedEx128Staples11
Finish Line1Starbucks30
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Subaru2
Foot Locker9Subway53
Ford6Super 82
GNC19T-Mobile28
GameStop15T.G.I. Driday's5
Gap2T.J.Maxx1
Giant18Taco Bell19
Goodwill7Target8
H&R Block23The Athlete's Foot2
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place3
Haworth1Toyota3
Hilton5Toys"R"Us6
Holiday Inn5True Value1
Home Depot9U-Haul27
Honda5UPS94
Howard Johnson2Value City Furniture1
Hyundai4Vans1
IHOP11Verizon Wireless10
IKEA1Victoria's Secret2
JCPenney2Volkswagen3
Jimmy John's2Vons13
JoS. A. Bank2Walgreens2
Johnny Rockets2Walmart4
Jones New York5Wendy's23
Just Tires3Westin1
Justice1World Gym2
KFC21YMCA1

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