New Carrollton, Maryland

New Carrollton is a city located in central Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[4] As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 12,135.[5] New Carrollton is located 10 miles (16 km) east of central Washington, D.C. The Mayor of New Carrollton is Phelecia Nembhard. Elected in 2020, Mayor Nembhard is the first Black mayor of New Carrollton and the first woman elected as mayor. [6]

New Carrollton, Maryland
City of New Carrollton
Downtown New Carrollton's Annapolis Road, in 2010.
Downtown New Carrollton's Annapolis Road, in 2010.
Official seal of New Carrollton, Maryland
Seal
Location of New Carrollton, Maryland
Location of New Carrollton, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°57′59″N 76°52′36″W / 38.96639°N 76.87667°W / 38.96639; -76.87667Coordinates: 38°57′59″N 76°52′36″W / 38.96639°N 76.87667°W / 38.96639; -76.87667
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Prince George's
IncorporatedApril 11, 1953
Government
 • MayorPhelecia Nembhard
Area
 • Total1.54 sq mi (3.99 km2)
 • Land1.54 sq mi (3.99 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
79 ft (24 m)
Population
 • Total12,135
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
12,928
 • Density8,383.92/sq mi (3,236.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC–5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC–4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
20784
Area code(s)301
FIPS code24-55400
GNIS feature ID0597805
Websitewww.newcarrolltonmd.gov

HistoryEdit

New Carrollton is built on the former estate of a horse racing figure, Edward L. Mahoney. After Mahoney's death in 1957, the land was acquired by developer Albert W. Turner, who sought to create a planned suburb. He had received a charter for a City of Carrollton from the Maryland General Assembly four years earlier, on April 11, 1953.

Carrollton was named after early Maryland settler Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a delegate to the Continental Congress and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. As two other Maryland communities were also named Carrollton, a voter referendum on May 2, 1966, approved the renaming of the community to New Carrollton.

Adjacent areasEdit

EducationEdit

Primary and secondary schoolsEdit

New Carrollton is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools.[7] Portions of New Carrollton are zoned to the following elementary schools:[8]

Almost all residents are zoned to Charles Carroll Middle School (6130 Lamont Drive) while some are zoned to Thomas Johnson Middle School.[9] Almost all residents are zoned to Parkdale High School (6001 Good Luck Road) while some are zoned to DuVal High School.[10]

In addition, Margaret Brent Regional Center (5816 Lamont Terrace), is a school for children with special needs, is located in New Carrollton.

Public librariesEdit

Prince George's County Memorial Library System operates the New Carrollton Library.[11]

GeographyEdit

New Carrollton is located at 38°57′59″N 76°52′36″W / 38.96639°N 76.87667°W / 38.96639; -76.87667 (38.966360, -76.876643).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), all land.[13]

TransportationEdit

Roads and highwaysEdit

 
I-95/I-495 southbound in New Carrollton

The most prominent highway serving New Carrollton is Interstate 95/Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway). I-495 follows the Capital Beltway around Washington, D.C., providing access to its many other suburbs. I-95 only follows the eastern portion of the beltway, diverging away from the beltway near both its north and south sides. To the north, I-95 passes through Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston on its way to Canada, while to the south, it traverses Richmond on its way to Florida. Direct access to New Carrollton is via Maryland Route 450. Maryland Route 410 also serves New Carrollton.

Public transportationEdit

 
The New Carrollton metro station in April 2010, located off MD 450.

The New Carrollton station is located just outside the city limits to the south. It is the first Amtrak station on the Northeast Corridor that is north of Washington Union Station. It is also served by the Penn Line of the MARC commuter rail service. The adjacent New Carrollton station of the Washington Metro is the eastern terminus of the Orange Line.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19603,385
197014,870339.3%
198012,632−15.1%
199012,002−5.0%
200012,5894.9%
201012,135−3.6%
2019 (est.)12,928[3]6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 12,135 people, 3,952 households, and 2,688 families living in the city. The population density was 7,931.4 inhabitants per square mile (3,062.3/km2). There were 4,256 housing units at an average density of 2,781.7 per square mile (1,074.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 15.2% White, 59.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 17.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.4% of the population.

There were 3,952 households, of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.66.

The median age in the city was 33 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 12,589 people, 4,568 households, and 3,074 families living in the city. The population density was 8,288.5 people per square mile (3,197.8/km2). There were 4,749 housing units at an average density of 3,126.7 per square mile (1,206.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 21.81% White, 67.50% African American, 0.24% Native American, 4.81% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.10% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.57% of the population.

There were 4,568 households, out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,930, and the median income for a family was $56,696. Males had a median income of $35,438 versus $35,599 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,654. About 5.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

Prince George's County Police Department District 1 Station in Hyattsville and District 2 Station in Brock Hall CDP, with a Bowie postal address, serve the community.[16][17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: New Carrollton, Maryland
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): New Carrollton city, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
  6. ^ "'I can make a change': New Carrollton elects its first Black mayor". WTOP. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: New Carrollton city, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 1, 2018. Zoom in on Glenridge Zone and McHenry Zone (click "Boundary" for each).
  9. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "New Carrollton." Prince George's County Public Library System. Retrieved on September 20, 2018. "New Carrollton Branch 7414 Riverdale Rd New Carrollton, MD 20784"
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  16. ^ "District 1 Station - Hyattsville. Prince George's County Police Department. Retrieved on September 9, 2018. Beat map.
  17. ^ "District 2 Station - Bowie." Prince George's County Police Department. Retrieved on September 9, 2018. "District 2 Station - Bowie 601 SW Crain Highway Bowie, MD 20715 ". Beat map. 2010 U.S. Census Bureau index map of Brock Hall CDP as well as the detail on Page 1.

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