La Plata, Maryland Population 2022

10,159
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La Plata is a city located in Charles County Maryland. La Plata has a 2020 population of 10,159. It is also the county seat of Charles County. La Plata is currently growing at a rate of 1.76% annually and its population has increased by 15.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,802 in 2010.

The average household income in La Plata is $114,498 with a poverty rate of 2.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,382 per month, and the median house value is $333,000. The median age in La Plata is 40.5 years, 36.8 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

La Plata Demographics

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

  • White: 63.00%
  • Black or African American: 29.99%
  • Asian: 4.32%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of La Plata, Maryland is 10,159 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,159.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,802.

La Plata, Maryland Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,99563.00%
Black or African American2,85429.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.08%
Asian4114.32%
Some Other Race280.29%
Two or More Races2202.31%
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La Plata Population by Race

La Plata Population Pyramid 2022

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La Plata Median Age

41.2


Total

37.6


Male

45.3


Female

La Plata Adults

There are 7,703 adults, (1,584 of whom are seniors) in La Plata.

La Plata Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

La Plata Sex Ratio

Female

4,887

51.36%

Male

4,629

48.64%

La Plata Population by Age

La Plata Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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La Plata Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married87.9%12.1%
All69.3%30.7%
Non Family58.5%41.5%
Female41.6%58.4%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

La Plata Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2982.6169.3
Married1,4523.4987.9
Male712.46100
Female5983.0641.6
Non Family1,1771.358.5

3.28

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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La Plata Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3685.51%
9th to 12th Grade2453.67%
High School Graduate1,64624.64%
Some College1,78126.67%
Associates Degree4416.60%
Bachelors Degree1,33720.02%
Graduate Degree86112.89%
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La Plata Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

La Plata Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races11210396
Hispanic157157133
Other Race282817
Asian301231149
White4,0753,8111,486
Black2,0161,746324
Native American88

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 2+ races people with a rate of 85.71%.

La Plata Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,025$67,543$43,582
Less Than 9th Grade$25,536$34,276$
High School Graduate$36,750$40,083$36,727
Some College$53,402$73,290$40,850
Bachelors Degree$67,188$92,708$56,227
Graduate Degree$93,214$106,190$77,174

$56,025

Average Earnings

$67,543

Average Male

$43,582

Average Female

La Plata Earnings by Educational Attainment

La Plata Language by Age

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La Plata Language

91.60% of La Plata residents speak only English, while 8.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.36% of the population.

La Plata Language

La Plata Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,2641292.45%
Black2,381482.02%
OtherNaN%

2.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.66%

Male Poverty Rate

2.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in La Plata

The race most likely to be in poverty in La Plata is White, with 2.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in La Plata is Other, with NaN% 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 8.27%.

La Plata Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.57%
High School0.00%
Some College0.45%
Bachelors or Greater0.87%

La Plata Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Female Unemployed0.00%

La Plata Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

La Plata Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$94,755$119,982
Families$109,844$132,237
Married Families$155,000-
Non Families$57,011$95,226
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Income by Household Type

La Plata Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

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 Marital Status

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671

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War253
First Gulf War286
Vietnam282
Korea28
World War II

La Plata Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 349
35 to 54257
55 to 6487
65 to 74130
75+188

La Plata Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White54711.64%
Black1174.78%
Other Race725.00%
Hispanic2714.84%

La Plata Veterans by Race

La Plata Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

La Plata Veterans by Education

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60.5%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

La Plata Employment by Age

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La Plata Employment by Race

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La Plata Employment by Education

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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47.70%

Born in La Plata

94.28%

Native Born

5.72%

Foreign Born

3.14%

Non Citizen

2.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.28% of La Plata residents were born in the United States, with 47.70% having been born in Maryland. 3.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

La Plata Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19905,8410.00%
20006,5517101.15%
20108,8022,2513.00%
20118,9651631.85%
20128,981160.18%
20139,027460.51%
20149,041140.16%
20159,1451041.15%
20169,2671221.33%
20179,353860.93%
20189,4551021.09%
20199,6311761.86%
20209,8071761.83%
20219,9831761.79%
202210,1591761.76%

La Plata Population by Year