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Overview

Introduction to Bladensburg, Maryland

Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George’s county, is 6 miles NE of Washington, D.C.

Bladensburg History

Bladensburg, a suburb of Washington D.C, is located alongside the Anacostia River. The town was originally known as Garrison’s Landing, but later renamed Bladensburg in honor of Thomas Bladen, then-Governor of Maryland. It was a busy port until about 1800, when the river silted up. Bladensburg was chartered in 1742, and incorporated in 1854.

Bladensburg and nearby Attractions

  • National Building Museum
  • Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
  • Rock Creek Regional Park
  • Pentagon
  • Ford's Theater

Things To Do In Bladensburg

Ford’s Theater, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the Davis Warner House are a few of the many nearby historical sites. Nearby museums include the National Building Museum and the Airmen Memorial Museum. Rock Creek Regional Park is the local park, while golfers can enjoy a round at the East Potomac Public Golf Course or the White Oak Golf Course.

Bladensburg Transportation

Washington-Reagan National is the nearest major airport.

Bladensburg Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Maryland, Catholic University of America, Georgetown University and Howard University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,505
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+4,441
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married31.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,597
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,743
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,238

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,495
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation23.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,173
Median House Value$179,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79%
African6.9%
West Indian6.3%
Haitian2.1%
Trinidad Tobago1.9%
Nigerian1.7%
Irish1.2%
German1.1%
Jamaican0.9%
Sierra Leone0.6%
Liberian0.3%
Italian0.3%
English0.3%
Polish0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
British0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
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Bladensburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prince George's County
Standard Zip Codes20710
Phone Area Codes240,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.94
Approximate Longitude-76.92

Bladensburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOLLEGE PARK
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationNATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationWASHINGTON REAGAN NTL AP
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 43 F
Apr Temp46 to 66 F
Jul Temp70 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brentwood3,144$68,527
Cheverly6,390$108,958
Colmar Manor1,635$63,750
Edmonston1,543$56,442
North Brentwood524$81,250

Bladensburg Public Schools

Annapolis Road Academy
5150 Annapolis Rd
ZIP: 20710
(301) 209-3580
Other
Total Enrollment 99
Bladensburg Elementary
4915 Annapolis Rd
ZIP: 20710
(301) 985-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 796
Bladensburg Evening/saturday High
4200 57th Ave
ZIP: 20710
(301) 887-6700
Bladensburg High
4200 57th Ave
ZIP: 20710
(301) 887-6700
High
Total Enrollment 1857
Community Based Classrooms
5150 Annapolis Rd
ZIP: 20710
(301) 985-5149
High
Total Enrollment 111
Port Towns Elementary
4351 58th Ave
ZIP: 20710
(301) 985-1480
Primary
Total Enrollment 1024
Rogers Heights Elementary
4301 58th Ave
ZIP: 20710
(301) 985-1860
Primary
Total Enrollment 782
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