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Largo is an unincorporated area and census designated place in Prince George's County, Marylandmarker, in the United Statesmarker. The population was 8,408 at the 2000 census.

Largo is home to the Six Flags Americamarker amusement park (formerly known as Wild World and Adventure World) and since 1967 to the very large Prince George's Community College and Largo High School. FedExFieldmarker, the Washington Redskins' football stadium, is nearby, across the Capital Beltway (I-95/495). Watkins Regional Park (operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission), has an old-fasioned carousel, miniature train ride, miniature golf, the Old Maryland Farm, a very large playground, and animals on display. The lower middle-class residential developments Kettering and Arbor West, the newer upscale Woodmore, and Lake Arbor communities with their gated homes and country club, home to Prince Georges County government officials and other successful African Americans, are especially noteworthy. Kettering is known as well for its large monument to comedian and impressionist Rich Little. Largo is not a post office designation, but is at the northern end of Greater Upper Marlboromarker which is the mailing address.

Since the transit system's expansion in late 2004, Largo Town Centermarker has served as the site of the eastern end of the Blue Line of the Washington Metromarker.

Geography

Largo is located at (38.876850, -76.830651) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.9 km¬≤).3.0 square miles (7.9 km¬≤) of it is land, and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,408 people, 3,471 households, and 2,127 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,758.8 people per square mile (1,064.4/km¬≤). There were 3,709 housing units at an average density of 1,217.0/sq mi (469.5/km¬≤). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.27% White, 92.69% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 3,471 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.3% were married couples living together, 22.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 31.9% 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 2.41 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 79.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,130, and the median income for a family was $70,421. Males had a median income of $40,067 versus $37,417 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,312. About 3.2% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Largo is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools.

Largo High Schoolmarker, which has an Upper Marlboromarker address, serves Largo.

The community is also home to Prince George's Community College campus (serving a county population of 850,000 residents)

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