Capitol Heights demographics profile

StatisticCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
Population density (sq mi)5,74962791
Median age36.238.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)34%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1854%44%43%
Speak English94%82%79%
Speak Spanish3%7%13%
Capitol Heights, MD has a population of 4,489 and is the 6,932nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,749 per sq mi which is 817% higher than the Maryland average and 6246% higher than the national average. The median age in Capitol Heights is 36 which is approximately 5% lower than the Maryland average of 38. In Capitol Heights, 34% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 94% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 26% of Capitol Heights residents were born in Maryland, 66% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Capitol Heights is 817% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in Capitol Heights is 5% lower than Maryland.
  • In Capitol Heights 4.32% of the population is White.
  • In Capitol Heights 89.80% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Capitol Heights 0.09% of the population is Asian.

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      Capitol Heights population breakdown by race

      RaceCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
      Black or African American89.80%29.63%12.63%
      American Indian1.14%0.27%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
      Mixed race0.45%3.12%3.06%
      Other race4.21%3.67%4.75%
      In Capitol Heights, 8.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Capitol Heights age breakdown

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      Source: The Capitol Heights, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).