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Population (year 2000): 24,657. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,171 (+2.1% change)
Males: 12,931 (52.4%), Females: 11,726 (47.6%)

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Median resident age: 21.7 years
Median household income: $50,168 (year 2000)
Median house value: $141,300 (year 2000)

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Races in College Park:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.5%)
  • Black (15.9%)
  • Hispanic (5.5%)
  • Other Asian (2.7%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Chinese (2.6%)
  • Asian Indian (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Korean (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.7%), Irish (14.0%), English (7.3%), Italian (6.9%), Polish (4.5%), United States (3.4%).

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Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in College Park

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in College Park city

  • Never married: 57.2%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

12.8% Foreign born (6.2% Asia, 3.5% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +890 (+3.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spring, MD Silver (6.3 miles pop. 76,540).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (8.2 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (140.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Heights, MD (1.1 miles Berwyn Park, MD (2.1 miles University Park, MD (2.3 miles Riverdale MD (2.7 miles Adelphi, MD Greenbelt, (2.7 miles MD (2.9 miles Beltsville, Riverdale, MD (2.9 miles East MD (3.2 miles Edmonston,

Latitude: 39.00 N, Longitude: 76.93 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.4%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,709 (+67.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,181 (36.2%)

Average climate in College Park, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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College Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the College Park city center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Davis Nwankwo - College basketball player (Vanderbilt Commodores), Thaddeus Davis - College football player (Bucknell Bison).


Hospitals/medical centers near College Park:
  • WASHINGTON ADVENTIST HOSP (about 6 miles; TAKOMA PARK, MD)
  • DOCTOR'S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; LANHAM, MD)
  • PRINCE GEORGES HOSPITL CENTER (about 6 miles; CHEVERLY, MD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to College Park:
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 13 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 15 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 22 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to College Park:
  • COLLEGE PARK (about 3 miles; COLLEGE PARK, MD; ID: CGS)
  • SUBURBAN (about 10 miles; LAUREL, MD; ID: W18)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 11 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: 09W)

Amtrak stations near College Park:
  • 6 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ALEXANDRIA (110 CALLAHAN DR.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10 $35,340 $42,408 0 $0
Other Government Administration 13 $51,819 $47,832 18 $9,011
Police - Other 11 $35,668 $38,910 1 $1,065
Welfare 5 $16,284 $39,081 1 $1,158
Streets and Highways 4 $13,758 $41,274 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 11 $37,718 $41,146 11 $7,227
Natural Resources 2 $6,212 $37,272 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,309 $27,708 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 34 $99,185 $35,006 0 $0
Health 4 $16,218 $48,654 3 $6,976
Totals for Government 95 $314,510 $39,727 34 $25,437


College/University in College Park:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-COLLEGE PARK (Full-time enrollment: 29,298; Public; Website: www.maryland.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near College Park:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; Adelphi, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,434)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 4,472)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 9,297)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 11 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • PRINCE GEORGES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; LARGO, MD; FT enrollment: 5,764)
Public primary/middle schools in College Park:
  • PAINT BRANCH ELEMENTARY (Students: 445; Location: 5101 PIERCE AVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • HOLLYWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 394; Location: 9811 49TH AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in College Park:
  • HOLY REDEEMER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 49TH AVE & BERWYN ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • AL HUDA SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 5301 EDGEWOOD ROAD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • FRIENDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 4601 CALVERT RD; Grades: KG - 6)
  • BERWYN BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 4720 CHEROKEE STREET; Grades: KG - 6)

Notable locations in College Park: Greenbelt Metro Station (A), College Park-U of MD Metro Station (B), College Park Branch Prince George's County Memorial Library (C).

Shopping Center: College Park Shopping Center (1).

Churches in College Park include: Memorial Chapel (A), College Park United Methodist Church (B), Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Creek (A), Paint Branch (B).

Parks in College Park include: Calvert Park (1), Byrd Stadium (2), Hollywood Recreation Center (3), Indian Creek Park (4).


College Park compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in College Park:
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in College Park:
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around College Park:
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • W63BP (Channel 63; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: ANNAPOLIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

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