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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..

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,364
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens7.6%
Employed Population 16+4,681
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married34.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,319
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,208

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,415
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation34.9%

Housing

People Living Alone42.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,100
Median House Value$275,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.3%
African5.6%
Irish5%
West Indian4.9%
German4.3%
Jamaican3.3%
English2.8%
Italian1.9%
Guyanese1.9%
Ethiopian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.9%
British0.8%
Polish0.7%
Nigerian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Swedish0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Arab0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Liberian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Mount Rainier Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prince George's County
Standard Zip Codes20712
Phone Area Codes301,240
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.94
Approximate 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)

StationNATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationDALECARLIA RESERVOIR
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationUPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brentwood3,144$68,527
Colmar Manor1,635$63,750
Edmonston1,543$56,442
North Brentwood524$81,250
University Park2,635$151,845
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