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Overview

Introduction to Greenbelt, Maryland

Located in Prince Georges county, Greenbelt, Maryland, is 6 miles NW of Bowie, Maryland (center to center) and 11 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia. The city has a population of 21,456 residents.

Greenbelt History

Greenbelt was one of the three "green" towns that were built as a part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal (the other two green towns are Greendale in Wisconsin and Greenhills in Ohio); the primary reason behind these New Deal additions was that these green towns would create a housing boom, improving the nation's economic condition by creating job opportunities. Rexford Guy Tugwell, head of America's Resettlement Administration, planned the city of Greenbelt in 1935. The city was officially incorporated into the state in 1937. As of now, this historic planned territory, commonly known as 'Old Greenbelt', is situated within the Greenbelt Historic District.

Greenbelt and nearby Attractions

  • Greenbelt Park
  • Greenbelt Museum
  • Arlington House
  • Agricultural History Farm Park
  • Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge

Things To Do In Greenbelt

Museums in the area include the Greenbelt Museum, Agricultural History Farm Park, and American Visionary Art Museum. The Arlington House and the Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge are close by. In addition, the Greenbelt Fall Fest is held by the city every October.

Greenbelt Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Greenbelt Higher Education

University of Maryland-University College, Catholic University of America, and Prince Georges Community College provide classes for higher education.

People

Total Population 23,612
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 8.1%
Employed Population 16+ 13,449
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 33%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.9%
Median Earnings25+ $42,289
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,496
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,153

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,602
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 14.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $1,365
Median House Value $191,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 5.6%

Greenbelt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20770
P.O. Box Zip Codes 20768
Company Zip Codes 20771
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.
Longitude -76.87

Greenbelt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BELTSVILLE
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Station GLENN DALE BELL STN
Distance 4.4 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
Station COLLEGE PARK
Distance 4.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwyn Heights 3,201 $105,250
Cheverly 6,307 $106,172
College Park 31,387 $85,616
Hyattsville 18,049 $64,750
Landover Hills 2,000 $62,396
New Carrollton 12,412 $65,250
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Greenbelt High Schools

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Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

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