Woodlawn is located at 38°56'58" North, 76°53'53" West (38.949361, -76.898016)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²). 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 6,251 people, 2,068 households, and 1,565 families residing in the community. The population density is 2,174.3/km² (5,638.1/mi²). There are 2,183 housing units at an average density of 759.3/km² (1,968.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the community is 17.45% White, 72.34% African American, 0.38% Native American, 2.21% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 4.86% from other races, and 2.66% from two or more races. 9.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,068 households out of which 38.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% are married couples living together, 22.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.02 and the average family size is 3.45.
In the community the population is spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.8 males.
The median income for a household in the community is $54,250, and the median income for a family is $60,392. Males have a median income of $33,872 versus $34,531 for females. The per capita income for the community is $19,709. 6.6% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.5% are under the age of 18 and 5.6% are 65 or older.