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 .
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 of territory and
includes additional areas west and south of the red area, extending
from the Capital
(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
district. Residents primarily attend Frederick Douglass
, or Wise high schools. The very large Prince George's Community
campus is in Largo
, at the
northern end of the area, and has an Upper Marlboro mailing
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,
Park and others.
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.).
, one of the oldest churches in Maryland, is
As of the census
of 2000, there were 18,720
people, 6,514 households, and 4,572 families residing in the CDP.
The population density
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
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 0.67% from
, and 1.65%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.81% of the
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). 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
, 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.
those residents from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, famous residents also include the