is a town located in Prince George's County, Maryland
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 7,661.
Geography\nBladensburg is located at 38°56'29" North, 76°55'48" West (38.941428, -76.930053)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 2.6 km²
). 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.00% is water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 7,661 people, 3,121 households, and 1,719 families residing in the town. The population density
is 2,987.8/km² (7,766.1/mi²). There are 3,443 housing units at an average density of 1,342.8/km² (3,490.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 16.42% White, 70.92% African American
, 0.34% Native American
, 2.52% Asian
, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 6.87% from other races, and 2.88% from two or more races. 13.07% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 3,121 households out of which 31.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.8% are married couples living together, 20.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% are non-families. 37.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.26.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $34,966, and the median income for a family is $41,394. Males have a median income of $30,969 versus $28,538 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,046. 11.8% of the population and 7.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.5% are under the age of 18 and 21.3% are 65 or older.