Population: 8,404

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 40%
Single 60%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Mount Rainier has a low population density. Mount Rainier is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

12,890 Mount Rainier
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Mount Rainier, MD, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Mount Rainier, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Mount Rainier has a population density of 12,890, with 8,404 current residents.

Out of the 8,404 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 40% of the residents are married and 60% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 57% Sun
  • 43% Rain
  • 15% Snow


57°F average temperature

  • 54 years Median home age
  • $194,830 Median home price
  • -17.13% Home appreciation rate
  • 16.07% Annual property tax
  • 23.5%
    Homes owned
  • 67.4%
    Homes rented
  • 9.2%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Mount Rainier, the air quality is 14% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 43% rainy, and 15% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Mount Rainier, you should know that 23.5% of homes are owned while 67.4% of homes are rented, and 9.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $194,830, the median age of homes is 54 years, the annual home appreciation is -17.13% and the annual property tax is 16.07%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Mount Rainier, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Mount Rainier’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Mount Rainier is 35 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
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 73%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 10%
    Bachelors degree
  • 9%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Mount Rainier, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.40% of residents are unemployed in Mount Rainier (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Mount Rainier residents: 9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.89% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.7% are in the customer service field, 25.3% are in the sales field, 0.24% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.9% 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 72.78%, 4.72% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.83% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.84% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Mount Rainier, you should be aware that the average commute time is 37 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Mount Rainier have a few different options. 50% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 31% of commuters use the transit system, and 0% of residents work from home.

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