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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,623
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+13,271
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married36.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.4%
Median Earnings25+$43,353
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,537
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,353

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,114
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation15.4%

Housing

People Living Alone35.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,425
Median House Value$190,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.7%
African15.2%
German6.5%
Irish5.5%
Nigerian4.4%
English3.5%
West Indian2.3%
Italian2.2%
Jamaican1.7%
Sierra Leone1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Ethiopian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Russian0.7%
Ghanaian0.5%
Kenyan0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Portuguese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Liberian0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
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Greenbelt Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prince George's County
Standard Zip Codes20770
P.O. Box Zip Codes20768
Company Zip Codes20771
Phone Area Codes240, 301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.99
Approximate Longitude-76.88

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)

StationBELTSVILLE
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationGLENN DALE BELL STN
Distance4.4 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
StationCOLLEGE PARK
Distance4.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berwyn Heights3,242$107,576
Cheverly6,390$108,958
College Park31,942$97,031
Hyattsville18,262$66,143
Landover Hills1,890$71,328
New Carrollton12,727$64,440

Greenbelt Public Schools

Eleanor Roosevelt High
7601 Hanover Pkwy
ZIP: 20770
(301) 513-5400
High
Total Enrollment 2504
Greenbelt Elementary
66 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 20770
(301) 513-5911
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Greenbelt Middle
6301 Breezewood Dr
ZIP: 20770
(301) 513-5040
Middle
Total Enrollment 1166
Springhill Lake Elementary
6060 Springhill Dr
ZIP: 20770
(301) 513-5996
Primary
Total Enrollment 859

Greenbelt Private Schools

Goddard Child Development Center
Nasa Gsfc Code 200 9
ZIP: 20771
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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