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Population (year 2000): 8,498. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,751 (+3.0% change)
Males: 4,146 (48.8%), Females: 4,352 (51.2%)

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Median resident age: 31.9 years
Median household income: $35,920 (year 2000)
Median house value: $111,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Mount Rainier:

  • Black (62.1%)
  • Hispanic (18.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (15.5%)
  • Other race (10.6%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Subsaharan African (7.4%), West Indian (7.2%), German (4.2%), Irish (3.4%), United States (2.5%), English (2.0%).

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Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 0.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Mount Rainier

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Rainier city

  • Never married: 44.1%
  • Now married: 33.5%
  • Separated: 6.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

27.6% Foreign born (18.7% Latin America, 4.9% Africa, 2.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +418 (+5.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: DC Washington, (3.9 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (144.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: MD (0.6 miles Brentwood, Brentwood, MD (0.8 miles North City, MD (1.0 miles Cottage Manor, MD (1.3 miles Colmar MD (1.4 miles Hyattsville, MD (2.1 miles Chillum, MD (2.2 miles Edmonston, MD (2.3 miles Bladensburg,

Latitude: 38.94 N, Longitude: 76.96 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,470 (-40.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 138 (3.3%)


 

Crime in Mount Rainier by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 1 3
    per 100,000 23.5 11.8 35.3
Rapes 8 1 0
    per 100,000 94.1 11.8 0.0
Robberies 49 74 55
    per 100,000 576.6 870.8 647.2
Assaults 24 20 29
    per 100,000 282.4 235.3 341.3
Burglaries 93 81 68
    per 100,000 1094.4 953.2 800.2
Thefts 169 268 243
    per 100,000 1988.7 3153.7 2859.5
Auto thefts 270 245 184
    per 100,000 3177.2 2883.0 2165.2
701.0 748.3 641.3


Average climate in Mount Rainier, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mount Rainier-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Mount Rainier city center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.9 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Rainier:
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • MEDLINK HOSPITAL OF CAPITOL HILL (about 4 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WASHINGTON ADVENTIST HOSP (about 4 miles; TAKOMA PARK, MD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Rainier:
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 8 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 12 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 26 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Rainier:
  • COLLEGE PARK (about 4 miles; COLLEGE PARK, MD; ID: CGS)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 6 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: 09W)
  • SUBURBAN (about 14 miles; LAUREL, MD; ID: W18)

Amtrak stations near Mount Rainier:
  • 5 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: ALEXANDRIA (110 CALLAHAN DR.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Rainier:
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 3 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 4,472)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 8,434)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 9,297)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 8,859)

Notable locations in Mount Rainier: Mount Rainier Branch Library (A), Mount Ranier Branch Prince George's County Memorial Library (B).

Churches in Mount Rainier include: Saint James Catholic Church (A), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), Mount Rainier United Methodist Church (D), Mount Rainier Christian Church (E).

Parks in Mount Rainier include: Mount Rainier Neighborhood Park (1), Mount Rainier Historic District (2).


Mount Rainier compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Population density significantly above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Rainier:
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WOL (1450 AM; 1 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Rainier:
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Rainier:
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)

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