La Plata, Maryland Population 2020

9,623
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La Plata is a city located in Maryland. With a 2020 population of 9,623, it is the 23rd largest city in Maryland and the 3178th largest city in the United States. La Plata is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 9.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,753 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, La Plata has a population density of 1,295 people per square mile.

The average household income in La Plata is $108,999 with a poverty rate of 4.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,245 per month, and the median house value is $330,700. The median age in La Plata is 37.8 years, 34.3 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.8 males.

La Plata Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Plata was:

  • White: 60.70%
  • Black or African American: 29.36%
  • Two or more races: 5.67%
  • Asian: 3.86%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Other race: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of La Plata, Maryland is 9,623, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,453.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,753.

La Plata, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,61660.70%
Black or African American2,71629.36%
Two or More Races5255.67%
Asian3573.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.26%
Some Other Race140.15%
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La Plata Population Pyramid 2020

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La Plata Median Age

37.8


Total

34.3


Male

43.2


Female

La Plata Adults

There are 7,163 adults, (1,522 of whom are seniors) in La Plata.

La Plata Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata Sex Ratio

Female

4,875

52.69%

Male

4,377

47.31%

La Plata Households and Families

La Plata Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Plata Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.5%11.5%
Married83.7%16.3%
All64.9%35.1%
Female47.7%52.3%
Non Family46.3%53.7%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0922.6564.9
Married1,3413.5883.7
Non Family1,0341.1946.3
Female5603.0347.7
Male1573.0188.5

3.33

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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La Plata Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2203.66%
9th to 12th Grade3575.93%
High School Graduate1,54325.65%
Some College1,45024.10%
Associates Degree5489.11%
Bachelors Degree96015.96%
Graduate Degree93815.59%
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La Plata Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5003,3201,334
Black1,7131,460287
Asian29219493
Multiple Races28525775
Hispanic201183101
Native American2424
Other Race14148

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 57.14%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,870$72,609$44,853
Less Than High School$$33,563$11,938
High School Grad$41,406$60,170$35,662
Some College$52,005$63,996$38,500
Bachelors Degree$81,813$114,833$57,331
Graduate Degree$81,161$102,159$74,737

$60,870

Average Earnings

$72,609

Average Male

$44,853

Average Female

La Plata Language

La Plata Language by Age

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La Plata Language

89.03% of La Plata residents speak only English, while 10.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.20% of the population.

La Plata Poverty

La Plata Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,8272525.22%
Black2,193713.24%
Hispanic285186.32%

4.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.14%

Male Poverty Rate

4.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata is Hispanic, with 6.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata is Black, with 3.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.73%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.45%
High School5.49%
Some College1.70%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed0.00%

La Plata Income

La Plata Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$83,656$108,999
Families$100,617$126,377
Married Families$132,623-
Non Families$45,603$71,737
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La Plata Marital Status

La Plata Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.1%

Female Marriage Rate

La Plata Married by Age and Sex

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La Plata 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 35-44.

La Plata Marital Status by Race

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La Plata Veterans

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749

Number of Veterans

662

Male Veterans

87

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War321
Second Gulf War296
Vietnam193
Korea60
World War II29
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54291
75+187
55 to 64157
65 to 7488
18 to 3426
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Name Veterans % of Total
White57113.50%
Black1788.03%
Hispanic3915.79%

La Plata Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata Employment Status

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53.8%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.79%

Born in Maryland

93.69%

Native Born

6.31%

Foreign Born

3.74%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.69% of La Plata residents were born in the United States, with 43.79% having been born in Maryland. 3.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,623850.89%
20199,538850.90%
20189,4531021.09%
20179,351850.92%
20169,2661211.32%
20159,1451041.15%
20149,041150.17%
20139,026460.51%
20128,980170.19%
20118,9631611.83%
20108,8022,2513.00%
20006,5517101.15%
19905,8410.00%