Glenarden, Maryland

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Glenarden, Maryland

Introduction to Glenarden, Maryland

Glenarden, Maryland, in Prince Georges county, is 3 miles SW of Bowie, Maryland and 12 miles E of Washington, D.C.. As of the year 2000 census, 6,318 people lived in Glenarden.

Glenarden History

Glenarden was first settled in by Europeans in 1919, when W. R. Smith established a residential community in the area. It was incorporated as a town on March 30, 1939, and W. H. Swann became its first major. It was reincorporated as a city in 1994.

Glenarden and nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags America
  • Anacostia Park
  • Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture
  • National Arboretum
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  • Ford's Theatre

Things To Do In Glenarden

The College Park Aviation Museum, National Archives II, the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, and the Greenbelt Museum are some of the museums and historical sites accessible from Glenarden. The United States National Arboretum and Six Flags America are nearby as well.

Glenarden Transportation

Washington Reagan National Airport is nearby.

Glenarden Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Prince Georges Community College, the University of Maryland-University College and Bowie State University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Glenarden Public Transportation Use
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Glenarden Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 19% Glenarden Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Glenarden, Maryland

Comparing Glenarden 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
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Senior Citizens 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Age of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 1 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 6
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 6 9

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Glenarden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles E of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20706, 20774
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.92
Longitude -76.8

Glenarden 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 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 3.8 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
Distance 10 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
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Glenarden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,318 100%
Male 2,807 44.4%
Female 3,511 55.6%
Under 18 2,251 35.6%
18+ 4,067 64.4%
65+ 609 9.6%
Median Age 30.6
Average Family Size 3.39
White 54 0.9%
African-American 6,051 95.8%
Asian 41 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.4%
Other 23 0.4%
Mixed Race 124 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 48 0.8%

Estimated Glenarden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,380
Growth 62
Growth % 1%

Glenarden 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) 94.8%
African 1.1%
Nigerian 1%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.8%
US/American 0.8%
Ethiopian 0.4%
Czech 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
West Indian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lanham (20706)
Lanham Seabrook (20706)
Seabrook (20706)
Uppr Marlboro (20774)

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)
Glenarden 6,318 $45,932
Bowie 50,269 $82,403
Cheverly 6,433 $67,540
Greenbelt 21,456 $55,671
Landover Hills 1,534 $55,938
New Carrollton 12,589 $56,696
Seat Pleasant 4,885 $45,332

Glenarden Hospitals

(301) 552-8118
Emergency Service: Yes

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