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Overview

Introduction to Mount Rainier, Maryland

Mount Rainier, Maryland, in Prince George’s county, is 4 miles NE of Washington, D.C. . The city has a population of 8,498.

Mount Rainier History

Mount Rainier developed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of urban expansion in Washington D.C, as the housing demand expanded into its suburban areas. In 1830, a railroad was built connecting Baltimore to Ohio, which became Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier was incorporated on April 14, 1910.

Mount Rainier and nearby Attractions

  • U.S. Botanic Garden
  • Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
  • Fort Washington National Park
  • Pentagon
  • National Air and Space Museum

Things To Do In Mount Rainier

Museums accessible from Mount Rainier include the National Air and Space Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the International Spy Museum. Local parks and recreational areas include Fort Washington National Park, Anacostia Park and the Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge. The National Zoo and the National Aquarium are both accessible from Mount Raineir, while the Pentagon is 10 miles away as well.

Mount Rainier Transportation

Washington-Reagan National is the nearest major airport.

Mount Rainier Higher Education

Colleges and universities nearby include Catholic University, the University of Maryland-University College, Georgetown University and Howard University.

People

Total Population 8,329
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 6.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,642
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 31.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $31,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,948
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,000

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,288
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 33.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,067
Median House Value $264,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 5.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Rainier Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20712
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.94
Longitude -76.96

Mount Rainier Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance 3 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
Station DALECARLIA RESERVOIR
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW
Distance 10.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 3,139 $65,428
Colmar Manor 1,693 $68,125
Edmonston 1,445 $57,125
North Brentwood 518 $73,750
University Park 2,624 $159,545

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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