Income/capita 13%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 96%
IndexCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
Income per capita$26,030$37,756$29,829
Median household income$67,863$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$79,479$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$34,756$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$38,333$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate9.1%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level12.1%9.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Capitol Heights is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Capitol Heights is 23% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Capitol Heights is 96% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Capitol Heights is 20% lower than the national average

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      Capitol Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.5%2.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.7%
      Wholesale & retail services13.0%10.3%
      Public administration11.8%21.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.1%5.3%
      Education, health & social services12.7%32.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
      Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
      Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
      Capitol Heights, MD4,489$67,86323%

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      Oconto, WI4,488$42,95922%
      Byram, CT4,487$85,35054%
      Mount Vernon, IA4,487$72,18830%
      Fayette, AL4,491$28,84648%
      Marietta-Alderwood, WA4,492$43,37722%
      Capitol Heights, MD4,489$67,86323%
      Source: The Capitol Heights, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).