Prince George’s County wraps around the eastern boundary of Washington, D.C. and offers urban, suburban and rural settings for employers and residents. The region’s national and international airports and the Port of Baltimore are less than an hour away. The county boasts a friendly business climate, skilled workers and an outstanding quality of life.
Prince George’s County wraps around the eastern boundary of Washington, D.C. and offers urban, suburban and rural settings for employers and residents. 15,300 businesses in the county employ 216,000 workers, and over 400 businesses have 100 or more employees. Prince George’s County has one of the largest technology and aerospace sectors in the state. Major private employers include CSC, SGT, Comcast, Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inovalon, and Verizon. The Brickyards, Woodmore Towne Centre and National Harbor are recent, high-quality mixed-use developments, and Westphalia Town Center, a 310-acre mixed- use project, is currently under development.
The county has significant federal facilities, such as Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the Food and Drug Administration, NOAA, and the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, the world’s largest and most diversified agricultural research complex. Academic facilities include the University of Maryland College Park, the state’s flagship public university, and other major institutions. The county’s commitment to business growth and investment is reflected by the recent location or expansion of Solar City, Sema Connect, Vocus and Blue Water Media.
Below please find economic facts about Prince George’s County.
County Population Data (as of 2017)
Population Distribution by Age
Major Employers by Industry
Excludes post offices, state and local governments, national retail and national food service; includes higher education
*Includes UMCP, UMUC and Bowie State University
**Employee counts for federal and military facilities exclude contractors to the extent possible; embedded contractors may be included
Household Income (2012–2016)
Income Distribution (as % of Households)
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY