Armistead Gardens, Baltimore
|neighborhood statistical area|
|• Total||0.529 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Land||0.529 sq mi (1.37 km2)|
|• Density||5,400/sq mi (2,100/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code||410, 443, and 667|
Armistead Gardens is a neighborhood in the Northeast District of Baltimore. It is located north of Pulaski Highway and east of Erdman Avenue, between Herring Run Park (northeast) and the East District neighborhood of Orangeville (southwest).
It was originally built by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City as public housing for people coming to work in industries supplying World War II. The first section was built in 1939, with two additions in 1941. Even though it is only 60 years old, many of the homes are destroyed and many have moved out. In 1956 a cooperative (Armistead Homes Corporation) was formed by the residents and the 1500 homes were acquired from the Housing Authority. Because of the unit construction with common utilities, homes are not individually owned, but rather members have a 99 year lease with two 99 year options. Many of the current members are third and fourth generation.
As of the census of 2008, there were 3,150 people residing in the neighborhood. The racial makeup of Armistead Gardens was 81.4% White, 1.0% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 2.7% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.0% of the population. 65.0% of occupied housing units were owner-occupied. 35.0% of housing units were vacant.
20.0% of the population were employed, 12.1% were unemployed, and 55.9% were not in the labor force. The median household income was $15,123. About 42.8% of families and 34.5% of the population were below the poverty line.
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