Capitol Heights, Maryland Population 2024

3,871

Capitol Heights is a city located in Prince George's County Maryland. Capitol Heights has a 2024 population of 3,871. Capitol Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -4.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,034 in 2020.

The average household income in Capitol Heights is $129,462 with a poverty rate of 8.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Capitol Heights is 33.3 years, 31.4 years for males, and 38.4 years for females.

Capitol Heights Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 77.34%
  • Other race: 12.45%
  • White: 6.3%
  • Two or more races: 3.5%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,957.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.04% (-163)
The current population of Capitol Heights, Maryland is 3,871 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,034.

Capitol Heights, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American3,11977.34%
Other race50212.45%
White2546.3%
Two or more races1413.5%
Native American170.42%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

Other race

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Capitol Heights Population by Race

Capitol Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Capitol Heights Median Age

33.3

Total

31.4

Male

38.4

Female

Capitol Heights Adults

There are 2,942 adults, (440 of whom are seniors) in Capitol Heights.

Capitol Heights Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Capitol Heights Sex Ratio

Female1,87946.59%
Male2,15453.41%

Capitol Heights Population by Age

Capitol Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2823.1472.727.3
Married5284.088614
Non Family3751.2161.338.7
Female2603.6367.732.3
Male1193.9760.539.5
showing: 5 rows

3.79

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

72.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Capitol Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Capitol Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Capitol Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 60.61%.

Capitol Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,889

Average Earnings

$65,787

Average Male

$50,074

Average Female

Capitol Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Capitol Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Capitol Heights Language

77.54% of Capitol Heights residents speak only English, while 22.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.76% of the population.

Capitol Heights Language

Capitol Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,1131986.36%
Hispanic76914318.6%
Other50212725.3%
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8.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.57%

Male Poverty Rate

9.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Capitol Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Capitol Heights is Other, with 25.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Capitol Heights is Black, with 6.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.37%.

Capitol Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.54%
High School9.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%
Some College0.95%
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Capitol Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Male Unemployed38.57%
Male Employed8.36%
Female Employed2.5%
showing: 4 rows

Capitol Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Capitol Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Capitol Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Capitol Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Capitol Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Capitol Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Capitol Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

132

Number of Veterans

118

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Capitol Heights Veterans by War

count

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Capitol Heights Veterans by Age

count

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Capitol Heights Veterans by Race

Capitol Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Capitol Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Capitol Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Capitol Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Capitol Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

20.01%

Born in Capitol Heights

84.53%

Native Born

15.47%

Foreign Born

8.9%

Non Citizen

6.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.53% of Capitol Heights residents were born in the United States, with 20.01% having been born in Maryland. 8.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Capitol Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,666-41-1.11%
20283,707-41-1.09%
20273,748-41-1.08%
20263,789-41-1.07%
20253,830-41-1.06%
20243,871-41-1.05%
20233,912-41-1.04%
20223,953-41-1.03%
20213,994-40-0.99%
20204,034-489-10.81%
20194,523-1-0.02%
20184,52410.02%
20174,52360.13%
20164,517110.24%
20154,506320.72%
20144,474451.02%
20134,429380.87%
20124,391410.94%
20114,350390.9%
20104,3111734.18%
20004,13850513.9%
19903,63336211.07%
19803,27141914.69%
19702,852-286-9.11%
19603,13840914.99%
19502,729
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Capitol Heights Population by Year