Cottage City, Maryland

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Cottage City, Maryland

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cottage City Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cottage City Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Cottage City Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Cottage City Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Cottage City Well-Paid Single Men
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Cottage City Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Cottage City, Maryland

Comparing Cottage City 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Age of the Population 7 9
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 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
Median Family Income 8 4
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
People Above Poverty 4 3
College Educated Adults 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 8
Low Property Crime 4 7

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Cottage City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20722
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.93
Longitude -76.95

Cottage City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.7 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 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Distance 9 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
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Cottage City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,136 100%
Male 542 47.7%
Female 594 52.3%
Under 18 269 23.7%
18+ 867 76.3%
65+ 151 13.3%
Median Age 39.8
Average Family Size 3.39
White 325 28.6%
African-American 622 54.8%
Asian 46 4%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.9%
Other 86 7.6%
Mixed Race 47 4.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 151 13.3%

Estimated Cottage City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,176
Growth 40
Growth % 3.5%

Cottage City 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) 62.5%
US/American 6.3%
Irish 5%
German 4.4%
Jamaican 3.3%
English 3.2%
Italian 3.1%
African 1.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 1.3%
South African 1%
Austrian 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Nigerian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
West Indian 0.3%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
British 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Liberian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Ethiopian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Sierra Leonean 0.2%
Guyanese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brentwd (20722)
North Brentwo (20722)

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)
Cottage City 1,136 $47,639
Brentwood 2,844 $45,244
Colmar Manor 1,257 $46,354
Edmonston 959 $56,875
Mount Rainier 8,498 $39,060
North Brentwood 469 $45,893
University Park 2,318 $96,349
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