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Greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland
—  CDP  —
Coordinates: 38°49′39″N 76°45′4″W / 38.8275°N 76.75111°W / 38.8275; -76.75111Coordinates: 38°49′39″N 76°45′4″W / 38.8275°N 76.75111°W / 38.8275; -76.75111
Country United States
State Maryland
County Prince George's
 - Total 37.5 sq mi (97.1 km2)
 - Land 37.2 sq mi (96.4 km2)
 - Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 18,720
 - Density 503.0/sq mi (194.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 24-34712

Greater Upper Marlboro is an unincorporated census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland. Its census boundaries completely surround Upper Marlboro, the county seat. The population was 18,720 at the 2000 census.



Greater Upper Marlboro is located at 38°49′39″N 76°45′04″W / 38.827569°N 76.751173°W / 38.827569; -76.751173.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP (red area on this map) has a total area of 37.5 square miles (97.1 km²), of which, 37.2 square miles (96.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.75%) is water. The local zip code mailing address, however, covers 77 square miles (200 km2) of territory and includes additional areas west and south of the red area, extending from the Capital Beltway (Largo, Westphalia, and New Orchard areas) on the west to the Patuxent River/County line on the east, and far southward into the rural Croom and Nottingham, Naylor, and Rosaryville areas (greatly below the map's red area).


Residents of the area are zoned to schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools district. Residents primarily attend Frederick Douglass, Largo, or Wise high schools. The very large Prince George's Community College campus is in Largo, at the northern end of the area, and has an Upper Marlboro mailing address.


Numerous local planned suburban developments have gradually blossomed throughout the community, starting in the 1960s, with large, new homes still continuing to go up. These communities include Kettering, Marlton, Brock Hall, Marlboro Meadows, New Orchard, Ramblewood, Northampton, Perrywood, Melwood Park and others.


There are large megachurches, such as Evangel Temple, Riverdale Baptist, and First Baptist of Glenarden (all three of these, incidentally, were relocated to Upper Marlboro from their original sites in communities closer to Washington, D.C.).

St. Barnabas Church, one of the oldest churches in Maryland, is located here.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,720 people, 6,514 households, and 4,572 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 503.0 people per square mile (194.2/km²). There were 6,812 housing units at an average density of 183.0/sq mi (70.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 20.60% White, 75.50% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 6,514 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 39.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $73,005, and the median income for a family was $81,666 (these figures had risen to $90,762 and $101,706 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[3]). Males had a median income of $47,857 versus $41,100 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,218. About 2.0% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

The southern part of the area (Croom and Nottingham) is still very rural in character, with horse farms.

Famous residents

Besides those residents from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, famous residents also include the following:


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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