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.


Total Population 6,212
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,546
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 33.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.5%
Median Earnings25+ $42,162
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $42,574
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,875


Median Family Income $58,222
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 13.4%


People Living Alone 18.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,020
Median House Value $242,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 75.5%
US/American 0%
English 0%
Irish 0.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bowie 56,885 $120,240
Cheverly 6,368 $111,007
Greenbelt 23,827 $69,705
Landover Hills 1,903 $69,044
New Carrollton 12,542 $61,735
Seat Pleasant 4,699 $62,575

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glenarden Hospitals

(301) 552-8118
Emergency Service: Yes

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