Bladensburg, Maryland

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Bladensburg, Maryland

Introduction to Bladensburg, Maryland

Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George’s county, is 6 miles NE of Washington, D.C. . The town is home to some 7,661 residents.

Bladensburg History

Bladensburg, a suburb of Washington D.C, is located alongside the Anacostia River. The town was originally known as Garrison’s Landing, but later renamed Bladensburg in honor of Thomas Bladen, then-Governor of Maryland. It was a busy port until about 1800, when the river silted up. Bladensburg was chartered in 1742, and incorporated in 1854.

Bladensburg and nearby Attractions

  • National Building Museum
  • Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
  • Rock Creek Regional Park
  • Pentagon
  • Ford's Theater

Things To Do In Bladensburg

Ford’s Theater, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Davis Warner House are a few of the many nearby historical sites. Nearby museums include the National Building Museum and the Airmen Memorial Museum. Rock Creek Regional Park is the local park, while golfers can enjoy a round at the East Potomac Public Golf Course or the White Oak Golf Course.

Bladensburg Transportation

Washington-Reagan National is the nearest major airport.

Bladensburg Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Maryland, Catholic University of America, Georgetown University and Howard University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bladensburg Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Bladensburg Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Bladensburg, Maryland

Comparing Bladensburg 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 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 2 3
Age of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 4
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 4
Median Family Income 4 3
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 1
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Bladensburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20710
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.94
Longitude -76.93

Bladensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 4 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 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
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Bladensburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,661 100%
Male 3,651 47.7%
Female 4,010 52.3%
Under 18 2,117 27.6%
18+ 5,544 72.4%
65+ 670 8.7%
Median Age 31
Average Family Size 3.26
White 1,258 16.4%
African-American 5,433 70.9%
Asian 193 2.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.3%
Other 526 6.9%
Mixed Race 221 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,001 13.1%

Estimated Bladensburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,918
Growth 257
Growth % 3.4%

Bladensburg 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) 78.7%
US/American 2.8%
Nigerian 2.6%
German 2%
Irish 1.6%
Jamaican 1.5%
English 1.2%
Liberian 1%
African 0.9%
Other Subsaharan African 0.8%
Haitian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
British West Indian 0.4%
Ethiopian 0.3%
Guyanese 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Sierra Leonean 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bladensburg 7,661 $41,394
Brentwood 2,844 $45,244
Cheverly 6,433 $67,540
Colmar Manor 1,257 $46,354
Cottage City 1,136 $47,639
Edmonston 959 $56,875
North Brentwood 469 $45,893
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Bladensburg High Schools (2004)

Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

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