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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,110
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens18.4%
Employed Population 16+2,660
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married32%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28%
Median Earnings25+$44,811
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$42,736
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,716
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation18.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,115
Median House Value$242,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75%
African12.2%
Nigerian6%
West Indian1.2%
Guyanese0.8%
Jamaican0.6%
Sierra Leone0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Bahamian0.2%
Irish0.2%
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Glenarden Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prince George's County
Standard Zip Codes20706, 20774
Phone Area Codes240,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.96
Approximate Longitude-76.85

Glenarden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGLENN DALE BELL STN
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches
StationUPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationNATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance10 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bowie57,633$120,919
Cheverly6,390$108,958
Greenbelt23,623$76,114
Landover Hills1,890$71,328
New Carrollton12,727$64,440
Seat Pleasant4,721$65,444

Glenarden Public Schools

Glenarden Woods Elementary
7801 Glenarden Pkwy
ZIP: 20706
(301) 925-1300
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Judge Sylvania W. Woods Sr. Elementary
3000 Church St
ZIP: 20706
(301) 925-2840
Primary
Total Enrollment 715
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