Prince George's County, MD

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Population

912,756

0.518% growth

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$81,240

2.6% growth

Poverty Rate

9.3%


Number of Employees

490,928

1.19% growth

Median Property Value

$299,700

5.23% growth

About

In 2017, Prince George's County, MD had a population of 913k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $81,240. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Prince George's County, MD grew from 908,049 to 912,756, a 0.518% increase and its median household income grew from $79,184 to $81,240, a 2.6% increase.

The population of Prince George's County, MD is 62% Black or African American Alone, 18.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.6% White Alone. 26.4% of the people in Prince George's County, MD speak a non-English language, and 87.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prince George's County, MD are University of Maryland-University College (12,025 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Maryland-College Park (11,462 degrees), and Bowie State University (1,242 degrees).

The median property value in Prince George's County, MD is $299,700, and the homeownership rate is 61.9%. Most people in Prince George's County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Prince George's County, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Prince George's County, MD employs 491k people. The largest industries in Prince George's County, MD are Public Administration (67,228 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (64,084 people), and Educational Services (45,271 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($81,629), Utilities ($71,028), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,341).

Median household income in Prince George's County, MD is $81,240. Males in Prince George's County, MD have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,795. The income inequality in Prince George's County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$81,240

2017 value

± $1,619

2.6%

1 Year Growth

± 2.94%

Households in Prince George's County, MD have a median annual income of $81,240, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,184 in 2016, which represents a 2.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,518

Average Male Salary

± $1,626

$63,795

Average Female Salary

± $1,278

In 2017, full-time male employees in Prince George's County, MD made 1.23 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Prince George's County, MD by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $79,497 ± $72,116

  2. Asian

    $72,023 ± $4,094

  3. White

    $70,393 ± $1,419

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Prince George's County, MD workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prince George's County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0789% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8005.18

  2. Census Tract 8005.14

  3. Census Tract 8005.17

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Prince George's County, MD was Census Tract 8005.18 with a value of $164,007, followed by Census Tract 8005.14 and Census Tract 8005.17, with respective values of $153,125 and $145,962.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Prince George's County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prince George's County, MD (82.3k out of 886k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    46,295 ± 1,553

  2. Hispanic

    20,756 ± 996

  3. White

    16,173 ± 901

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prince George's County, MD is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

491k

2017 Value

± 11,494

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 3.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prince George's County, MD grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 485k employees to 491k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prince George's County, MD, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (33,581 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (16,009 people), and Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (13,423 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prince George's County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Prince George's County, MD, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (33,581 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (16,009 people), and Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (13,423 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prince George's County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Special Education Te (4.14 times higher than expected), Mathematical Science Occupations (3.33 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (3.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Prince George's County, MD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,972), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,137), and Legal Occupations ($81,839).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

491k

2017 Value

± 11,494

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 3.19%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Prince George's County, MD grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 485k employees to 491k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prince George's County, MD, are Public Administration (67,228 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (64,084 people), and Educational Services (45,271 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prince George's County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Prince George's County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Prince George's County, MD, by number of employees, are Public Administration (67,228 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (64,084 people), and Educational Services (45,271 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Prince George's County, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.02 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.48 times), and Construction (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Prince George's County, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($81,629), Utilities ($71,028), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,341).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $17.7B and Electronics and $14.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Prince George's County, MD has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 8.52% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Prince George's County, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see 1907 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0524% decrease from the previous year (1908 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1651 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 886 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1907 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see an average of 1907 patients per year. This represents a 0.0524% decrease from the previous year (1908 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

51.5%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

8.52%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.82%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prince George's County, MD declined by 1.77% from 10.3% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prince George's County, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Prince George's County, MD is home to a population of 913k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.7% of Prince George's County, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Prince George's County, MD is composed of 566k Black or African American Alone residents (62%), 169k Hispanic or Latino residents (18.5%), 115k White Alone residents (12.6%), 38.8k Asian Alone residents (4.26%), 18.2k Two or More Races residents (1.99%), 3.35k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.367%), 1.87k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.205%), and 327 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0358%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Prince George's County, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (132,620 speakers), African Languages (29,330 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (10,532 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Prince George's County, MD was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Prince George's County, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Prince George's County, MD residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 21.7% of Prince George's County, MD residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prince George's County, MD was 21.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,048 ± 7,814 people

  2. India

    59,523 ± 5,960 people

  3. China

    45,415 ± 5,212 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Prince George's County, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,048 Prince George's County, MD residents, followed by India with 59,523 and China with 45,415.

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Citizenship

87.7%

2017 Citizenship

86.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.7% of Prince George's County, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Prince George's County, MD was 86.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    566k ± 2.86k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    169k ± 7.77k

  3. White Alone

    115k ± 671

In 2017, there were 3.35 times more Black or African American Alone residents (566k people) in Prince George's County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 169k Hispanic or Latino and 115k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Prince George's County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    132,620 speakers (15.6%)

  2. African Languages

    29,330 speakers (3.45%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    10,532 speakers (1.24%)

26.4% of Prince George's County, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Prince George's County, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 15.6% of the overall population of Prince George's County, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.45% speak African Languages and 1.24% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    15,996 ± 1,771

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    14,409 ± 1,900

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    7,687 ± 1,360

Prince George's County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Prince George's County, MD awarded 27,489 degrees. The student population of Prince George's County, MD is skewed towards men, with 60,695 male students and 59,607 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prince George's County, MD are White (11,126 and 43.4%), followed by Black or African American (7,345 and 28.6%), Asian (2,309 and 9.01%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,246 and 8.76%).

The largest universities in Prince George's County, MD by number of degrees awarded are University of Maryland-University College (12,025 and 43.7%), University of Maryland-College Park (11,462 and 41.7%), and Bowie State University (1,242 and 4.52%).

The most popular majors in Prince George's County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (4,093 and 14.9%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (2,041 and 7.42%), and Information Science (1,596 and 5.81%).

The median tuition costs in Prince George's County, MD are $13,920 for private four year colleges, and $6,816 and $15,857 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 830 degrees awarded

  2. 1,539 degrees awarded

  3. 856 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Prince George's County, MD was Information Science with 830 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Prince George's County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,025 degrees awarded

  2. 11,462 degrees awarded

  3. 1,242 degrees awarded

$6,816

Median In-State Public

$13,920

Median Private

In 2016, the Prince George's County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Maryland-University College with 12,025 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13,435

Degrees Awarded to Men

14,054

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13,435 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prince George's County, MD, which is 0.956 times less than the 14,054 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    11,126 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    7,345 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,309 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Prince George's County, MD were to White students. These 11,126 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 7,345 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prince George's County, MD was $299,700 in 2017, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $284,800 to $299,700, a 5.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Prince George's County, MD is 61.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Prince George's County, MD have an average commute time of 36.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Prince George's County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$81,240

Median Household Income

± $1,619

311k

Number of Households

± 8,378

In 2017, the median household income of the 311k households in Prince George's County, MD grew to $81,240 from the previous year's value of $79,184.

The following chart displays the households in Prince George's County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$299,700

2017 Median

± $5,122

$284,800

2016 Median

± $3,718

In 2017, the median property value in Prince George's County, MD grew to to $299,700 from the previous year's value of $284,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Prince George's County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prince George's County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Prince George's County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prince George's County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.9% of the housing units in Prince George's County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Prince George's County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Prince George's County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prince George's County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

36.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prince George's County, MD have a longer commute time (36.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 4.73% of the workforce in Prince George's County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.2%

  2. Public Transit

    14%

  3. Carpooled

    11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Prince George's County, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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