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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,727
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens10%
Employed Population 16+6,156
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,382
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,310
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,656

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,440
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation19.7%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,312
Median House Value$232,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.5%
African19.7%
Nigerian3.7%
West Indian2.9%
German2%
English1.6%
Guyanese1.5%
Irish1.5%
Jamaican1.5%
Italian1.4%
Sierra Leone1%
British0.7%
Polish0.6%
Ethiopian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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New Carrollton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prince George's County
Standard Zip Codes20784
Phone Area Codes301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.95
Approximate Longitude-76.89

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)

StationGLENN DALE BELL STN
Distance4.7 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
Distance4.8 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
Distance6.2 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
Bladensburg9,505$49,495
Cheverly6,390$108,958
Colmar Manor1,635$63,750
Edmonston1,543$56,442
Hyattsville18,262$66,143
Landover Hills1,890$71,328

New Carrollton Public Schools

Carrollton Elementary
8300 Quintana St
ZIP: 20784
(301) 918-8708
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Charles Carroll Middle
6130 Lamont Dr
ZIP: 20784
(301) 918-8640
Middle
Total Enrollment 985
Lamont Elementary
7101 Good Luck Rd
ZIP: 20784
(301) 513-5205
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Margaret Brent Regional Center
5816 Lamont Ter
ZIP: 20784
(301) 918-8780
Other
Total Enrollment 103
Robert Frost Elementary
6419 85th Ave
ZIP: 20784
(301) 918-8792
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
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