This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, College Park has a low population density. College Park is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
College Park, MD is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. College Park has a population density of 5,098, with 27,703 current residents.
Out of the 27,703 current residents, 53% are male and 47% are female. 35% of the residents are married and 65% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 43% Rain
- 16% Snow
57°F average temperature
- 45 years Median home age
- $270,070 Median home price
- -10.27% Home appreciation rate
- 16.07% Annual property tax
As for living in College Park, the air quality is 14% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 43% rainy, and 16% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in College Park, you should know that 54.3% of homes are owned while 41.2% of homes are rented, and 4.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $270,070, the median age of homes is 45 years, the annual home appreciation is -10.27% and the annual property tax is 16.07%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of College Park, it’s important to determine the crime rate. College Park’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in College Park is 23 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 88.87% Democratic, 10.38% Republican, and 0.75% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
87%High school diploma
3%Some college or associates degree
20%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at College Park, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.40% of residents are unemployed in College Park (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed College Park residents: 12.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 29.82% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.4% are in the customer service field, 31.1% are in the sales field, 0.04% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 87.26%, 3.35% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.63% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 19.54% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in College Park, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of College Park have a few different options. 54% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 9% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.