Capitol Heights, Maryland Population 2020

4,528

Capitol Heights is a city located in Maryland. With a 2020 population of 4,528, it is the 48th largest city in Maryland and the 5039th largest city in the United States. Capitol Heights is currently growing at a rate of 0.04% annually and its population has increased by 4.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,337 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Capitol Heights has a population density of 5,799 people per square mile.

The average household income in Capitol Heights is $83,208 with a poverty rate of 10.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,232 per month, and the median house value is $214,500. The median age in Capitol Heights is 38.6 years, 38.7 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 72.3 males.

Capitol Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Capitol Heights was:

  • Black or African American: 82.20%
  • White: 9.09%
  • Other race: 7.14%
  • Two or more races: 1.29%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Capitol Heights, Maryland is 4,528, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,524.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,337.

Capitol Heights, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,70982.20%
White4109.09%
Some Other Race3227.14%
Two or More Races581.29%
Asian130.29%

Capitol Heights Population Pyramid 2020

Capitol Heights Median Age

38.6


Total

38.7


Male

38.5


Female

Capitol Heights Adults

There are 3,333 adults, (628 of whom are seniors) in Capitol Heights.

Capitol Heights Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Capitol Heights Sex Ratio

Female

2,619

58.05%

Male

1,893

41.95%

Capitol Heights Households and Families

Capitol Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Capitol Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married90.7%9.3%
Female86.2%13.8%
All83.2%16.8%
Non Family66.3%33.7%

83.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4653.0783.2
Married4633.5790.7
Female4553.686.2
Non Family4161.3466.3
Male1314.9100

3.54

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Capitol Heights Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2197.37%
9th to 12th Grade34311.54%
High School Graduate1,02834.58%
Some College75625.43%
Associates Degree1515.08%
Bachelors Degree30310.19%
Graduate Degree1735.82%

Capitol Heights Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black2,4542,202423
Hispanic3676822
Other Race2404922
White737324
Multiple Races58587
Asian1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 32.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,188$46,976$47,333
Less Than High School$20,313$$20,843
High School Grad$47,227$53,438$39,570
Some College$48,438$49,643$48,315
Bachelors Degree$70,556$64,531$80,380
Graduate Degree$86,786$71,154$90,441

$47,188

Average Earnings

$46,976

Average Male

$47,333

Average Female

Capitol Heights Language

Capitol Heights Language by Age

Capitol Heights Language

86.38% of Capitol Heights residents speak only English, while 13.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.00% of the population.

Capitol Heights Poverty

Capitol Heights Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,7043599.69%
Hispanic63210917.25%
Other3227924.53%
White801316.25%

10.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.03%

Male Poverty Rate

11.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Capitol Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Capitol Heights is Other, with 24.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Capitol Heights is Black, with 9.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.20%
High School10.78%
Some College7.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.88%
Male Unemployed15.87%
Male Employed6.56%
Female Employed4.08%

Capitol Heights Income

Capitol Heights Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$71,317$83,208
Families$80,739$90,085
Married Families$95,893-
Non Families$40,833$50,935

Capitol Heights Marital Status

Capitol Heights Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

23.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Capitol Heights Married by Age and Sex

Capitol Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Capitol Heights Marital Status by Race

Capitol Heights Veterans

220

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam102
Second Gulf War22
World War II15
First Gulf War14
Korea
Age Group Veterans
55 to 6497
65 to 7471
75+41
35 to 5411
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2167.78%
White41.64%

$Capitol Heights Veterans by Education

14.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Capitol Heights Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Capitol Heights Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

23.71%

Born in Maryland

88.79%

Native Born

11.21%

Foreign Born

7.93%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.79% of Capitol Heights residents were born in the United States, with 23.71% having been born in Maryland. 7.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,52820.04%
20194,52620.04%
20184,52410.02%
20174,52320.04%
20164,52190.20%
20154,512320.71%
20144,480451.01%
20134,435380.86%
20124,397410.94%
20114,356390.90%
20104,3171790.42%
20004,1385051.31%
19903,6333621.06%
19803,2714191.38%
19702,852-286-0.95%
19603,1384091.41%
19502,7290.00%