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Population (year 2000): 6,551. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,442 (+28.9% change)
Males: 3,156 (48.2%), Females: 3,395 (51.8%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $56,490 (year 2000)
Median house value: $174,900 (year 2000)

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Races in La Plata:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.9%)
  • Black (23.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (15.9%), English (14.0%), Irish (13.1%), Italian (5.8%), United States (4.3%), French (4.1%).

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Elevation: 193 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in La Plata

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Plata town

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +522 (+8.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Alexandria, (20.6 miles pop. 128,283).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (26.4 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (161.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Port Tobacco Village, MD (3.6 miles) , Charles, MD (6.3 miles St. MD (6.6 miles Bennsville, MD Waldorf, (9.3 miles Road, MD (9.9 miles Bryans MD (10.0 miles Accokeek, Heights, MD (11.9 miles Potomac MD (13.1 miles Hughesville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 61 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 1999: 43 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2001: 79 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2002: 127 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2003: 188 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2004: 124 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2005: 132 buildings, average cost: $161,100

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 76.97 W

Area codes: 240, 301


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.9%), Public administration (17.5%), Retail trade (13.2%), Construction (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,300 (+35.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 652 (21.9%)

Crime in La Plata (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (15.0 per 100,000)
  • 31 assaults (466.3 per 100,000)
  • 32 burglaries (481.3 per 100,000)
  • 133 thefts (2000.6 per 100,000)
  • 8 auto thefts (120.3 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 224.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime in La Plata (2002):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 5 robberies (74.1 per 100,000)
  • 7 assaults (103.7 per 100,000)
  • 29 burglaries (429.6 per 100,000)
  • 114 thefts (1688.6 per 100,000)
  • 12 auto thefts (177.8 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 159.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Average climate in La Plata, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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La Plata-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the La Plata city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 9/5/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in La Plata:
  • CIVISTA MEDICAL CENTER (701 E CHARLES STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near La Plata:
  • FT WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; FORT WASHINGTON, MD)
  • SOUTHERN MARYLAND HOSP (about 16 miles; CLINTON, MD)
  • MT VERNON HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; ALEXANDRIA, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to La Plata:
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 20 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 23 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 43 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: IAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to La Plata:
  • MARYLAND (about 8 miles; INDIAN HEAD, MD; ID: 2W5)
  • POTOMAC AIRFIELD (about 14 miles; FRIENDLY, MD; ID: VKX)
  • WASHINGTON EXECUTIVE/HYDE FIELD (about 15 miles; CLINTON, MD; ID: W32)

Amtrak station near La Plata:
  • 20 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
Streets and Highways 6 $18,232 $36,464 0 $0
Police - Other 1 $1,563 $18,756 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 9 $28,005 $37,340 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $25,173 $50,346 5 $3,086
Solid Waste Management 8 $14,905 $22,357 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,614 $27,684 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $13,689 $41,067 0 $0
Totals for Government 36 $106,181 $35,393 5 $3,086


College/University in La Plata:
  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND (Full-time enrollment: 3,439; Location: 8730 MITCHELL RD; Public; Website: www.csm.cc.md.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near La Plata:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-COLLEGE PARK (about 22 miles; COLLEGE PARK, MD; Full-time enrollment: 29,298)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 9,297)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; ANNANDALE, VA; FT enrollment: 19,406)
  • PRINCE GEORGES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; LARGO, MD; FT enrollment: 5,764)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 28 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 4,472)
Public high school in La Plata:
  • LA PLATA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,576; Location: 6035 RADIO STATION RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in La Plata:
  • MILTON M. SOMERS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,131; Location: 300 WILLOW LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WALTER J. MITCHELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 666; Location: 400 WILLOW LN; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MARY MATULA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 626; Location: 6025 RADIO STATION RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RADIO STATION ROAD ACADEMY SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 1000 RADIO STATION RD; Grades: 06 - 11)
  • F. B. GWYNN EDUCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 5998 RADIO STATION RD; Grades: 01 - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in La Plata:
  • ARCHBISHOP NEALE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 523; Location: 104 PORT TOBACCO ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 155; Location: P O BOX 446; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: PO BOX 1467; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in La Plata:
  • CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,346,010; Location: 2 GARRETT AVENUE; 204,306 books; 5,900 audio materials; 14,170 video materials; 278 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in La Plata: Southern Maryland Trade Center (A), La Plata Town Hall (B), La Plata Community Building (C), Charles County Courthouse (D), Charles County Detention Center (E), Charles County Government Building (F), Charles County Public Library (G).

Shopping Centers: Potomac Square Shopping Center (1), La Plata Shopping Center (2), Hawthorne Shopping Center (3).

Churches in La Plata include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), La Plata United Methodist Church (C).

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1), Mount Rest Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs and swamps: McAllister Pond Number One (A), Redwood Lake (B), Kerrick Swamp (C).

Parks in La Plata include: Silver Linden Park (1), Wills Memorial Park (2), Tilghman Park (3), Clark Run Nature Area (4).

Post office: (A).  


La Plata compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in La Plata:
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WKIK (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LA PLATA, MD)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WKDL (730 AM; 8 kW; ALEXANDRIA, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALEXANDRIA LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Plata:
  • WWZZ (104.1 FM; WALDORF, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGRQ (95.9 FM; COLONIAL BEACH, VA; Owner: TELEMEDIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSMD-FM (98.3 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, MD; Owner: SOMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • 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.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WBZS-FM (92.7 FM; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF PRINCE FREDERICK LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Plata:
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, 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.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)

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