Morningside, Maryland

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Morningside, Maryland

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High Points

Morningside strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Morningside Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Morningside Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Morningside Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Morningside Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Morningside Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Morningside People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 18% Morningside Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Morningside Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Morningside, Maryland

Comparing Morningside to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 7
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 3 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 9
Low Property Crime 2 3

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Morningside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles SE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20746
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.83
Longitude -76.91

Morningside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
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Morningside Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,295 100%
Male 624 48.2%
Female 671 51.8%
Under 18 322 24.9%
18+ 973 75.1%
65+ 159 12.3%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.27
White 551 42.5%
African-American 664 51.3%
Asian 27 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 8 0.6%
Mixed Race 41 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 40 3.1%

Estimated Morningside Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,459
Growth 164
Growth % 12.7%

Morningside Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.4%
German 7.3%
US/American 6.9%
English 6.1%
Irish 5.7%
Italian 4.1%
Polish 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Greek 1.1%
European 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Hungarian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
African 0.4%
German Russian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
U.S. Virgin Islander 0.3%
British 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Morningside, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Silver Hill (20746)
Suitland (20746)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Morningside 1,295 $61,364
Capitol Heights 4,138 $53,826
Cheverly 6,433 $67,540
District Heights 5,958 $61,220
Forest Heights 2,585 $60,313
Seat Pleasant 4,885 $45,332
Suitland-Silver Hill 33,515 $43,635
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