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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.

People

Total Population 9,461
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,706
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 28.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,083
% Above Poverty Level 79.7%
% Below Poverty Level 20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 26%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,128
Median House Value $183,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 77.1%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 1.3%

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

Bladensburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20710
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.94
Longitude -76.93

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)

Station COLLEGE PARK
Distance 3.2 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 4 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
Station WASHINGTON REAGAN NTL AP
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 3,139 $65,428
Cheverly 6,368 $111,007
Colmar Manor 1,693 $68,125
Edmonston 1,445 $57,125
North Brentwood 518 $73,750

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

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5150 ANNAPOLIS RD
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

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