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Overview

Introduction to New Carrollton, Maryland

Located in Prince Georges county, New Carrollton, Maryland, is 6 miles W of Bowie, Maryland (center to center) and 8 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia.

New Carrollton History

The city of New Carrollton was established by Albert W. Tuner, who received a charter for the planned city from the Maryland General Assembly on April 11, 1953. The area where the city in currently located was originally owned by renowned horse racer, Edward L. Mahoney, until his death in 1957. The city was named after Charles Carroll, one of the early settlers of Carrollton in Maryland, who went on to become the US Senator for Maryland. The city was renamed New Carrollton on May 2, 1966, due to the existence of two other Maryland territories by the name of Carrollton.

New Carrollton and nearby Attractions

  • Greenbelt Museum
  • Beall-Dawson House
  • Agricultural History Farm Park
  • Dumbarton Oaks Park

Things To Do In New Carrollton

Museums in the area include the Greenbelt Museum and Agricultural History Farm Park. The Beall-Dawson House, built in 1815 for Upton Beall, is also close by. Parks in the area include The Dumbarton Oaks Park and Glen Echo Park.

New Carrollton Transportation

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

New Carrollton Higher Education

Higher education is available at University of Maryland-University College, Prince Georges Community College, and Catholic University of America.

People

Total Population 12,542
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,879
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.7%
Median Earnings25+ $40,524
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,440
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,744

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,735
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 19.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,273
Median House Value $224,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.8%
US/American 0%
English 1.4%
Irish 1.5%

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

New Carrollton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20784
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.94
Longitude -76.88

New Carrollton 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 GLENN DALE BELL STN
Distance 4.7 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 4.8 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
Station NATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance 6.2 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, New Carrollton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lanham (20784)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bladensburg 9,461 $47,083
Cheverly 6,368 $111,007
Colmar Manor 1,693 $68,125
Edmonston 1,445 $57,125
Hyattsville 18,225 $66,127
Landover Hills 1,903 $69,044

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

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