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Middle River, Maryland

Middle River is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 25,191 at the 2010 census.[1] A Middle River Train Station first appeared on the 1877 G.M. Hopkins & Co Baltimore County Map[2] and by 1898 had a designated Post Office and modest street grid.[3] The town expanded during the 1930s and 1940s and established the "Aero Acres" housing community which borders the railroad tracks and Martin Blvd. to serve as housing for people working at the Martin Aerospace Company.

Middle River, Maryland
Middle River, Maryland
Middle River, Maryland
Location of Middle River, Maryland
Location of Middle River, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°20′2″N 76°26′26″W / 39.33389°N 76.44056°W / 39.33389; -76.44056Coordinates: 39°20′2″N 76°26′26″W / 39.33389°N 76.44056°W / 39.33389; -76.44056
Country United States
State Maryland
County Baltimore
Area
 • Total8.5 sq mi (21.9 km2)
 • Land7.7 sq mi (20.0 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total25,191
 • Density3,000/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21220
Area code(s)410 and 443
FIPS code24-52300
GNIS feature ID0590793

GeographyEdit

Middle River is located at 39°20′2″N 76°26′26″W / 39.33389°N 76.44056°W / 39.33389; -76.44056 (39.333957, −76.440502).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Census Designated Place (CDP) has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22 km2), of which 7.7 square miles (20 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), or 8.63%, is water.

DemographicsEdit

 
Martin State Airport station has MARC Train commuter rail service to Baltimore and Washington DC

As of the census of 2000,[5] there were 23,958 people, 9,425 households, and 6,399 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,100.8 people per square mile (1,196.7/km²). There were 10,000 housing units at an average density of 1,294.3 per square mile (499.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.60% White, 13.21% African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 9,425 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

HistoryEdit

Middle River was once known as a "Little Appalachia" or a "hillbilly ghetto". Before, during, and after World War II many Appalachian migrants settled in the Baltimore area, including Middle River. Appalachian people who migrated to Middle River were largely economic migrants who came looking for work.[6]

SchoolsEdit

Victory Villa Elementary School was built in the 1930s to teach the children of the Martin Aerospace Center's employees. It was rebuilt in 2018.[7]

Martin Boulevard Elementary School was built in the 1950s and rebuilt on the same property in the 1990s to accommodate the ever-expanding population in the Middle River Community. Hawthorne and Middlesex Elementary Schools educate children from Pre-K through 5th grade and feed into Stemmers Run Middle School.

Middle River Middle School, originally a Junior High School housing 7th, 8th, and 9th grades, now conforms to the Maryland shift in grades and houses 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Students feed into Kenwood High School, located on Stemmers Run Road in Essex, MD. Glenmar Elementary School is across from Middle River Middle School.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Middle River CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Map" (PDF). jscholarship.library.jhu.edu.
  3. ^ S., Bromley, Walter; W., Bromley, George (17 July 1898). "[BALTIMORE CO.]Atlas of Baltimore County, 1898". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Newby, Tim (2015). Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin' Sound and Its Legacy. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 19. ISBN 9781476619521.
  7. ^ gdecarlo@chespub.com, Gianna DeCarlo. "New Victory Villa Elementary welcomes first classes". The Avenue News. Retrieved 2019-10-21.

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