Brooklyn Park, Maryland
|Brooklyn Park, Maryland|
|— Census-designated place —|
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)|
|• Land||3.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||112 ft (34 m)|
|• Density||4,834.5/sq mi (1,866.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0589827|
In the city are the older neighborhoods of Brooklyn (founded 1853), Curtis Bay (development proposed in 1874, buildings began in 1889), and several smaller communities that are now defunct: Fairfield, Masonville, Wagner's Point (also known as East Brooklyn), Arundel Cove, and Hawkins Point.
Further to the north of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay and the neighboring community of Cherry Hill (which is northwest across the South Branch of the Patapsco River) are the older communities of South Baltimore across the multi-arched landmark "Hanover Street Bridge" of 1917 (now re-named the Vietnam Veterans Bridge in the 1990s) which are made up of Federal Hill, Sharp-Leadenhall, Otterbein, South Federal Hill, Original South Baltimore, Riverside, Locust Point
The "Greater Brooklyn Park Area" in the County is composed of several smaller neighborhoods: old Brooklyn Park (west of Gov. Ritchie Highway - Md. Route 2), Brooklyn Heights (east of Gov. Ritchie Highway - Md. Route 2), Arundel Village (along and north of Church Street), Roland Terrace (along and south of Church Street), Arundel Gardens (southwest of Gov. Ritchie Highway - Md. Route 2) and south of Hammonds Lane, and Pumphrey which lies along Belle Grove Road, southwest of the South Branch of the Patapsco River.
A published history of the area was printed in September 1976, "A History of Brooklyn-Curtis Bay", of approx. 200 pages, illustrated, in celebration of the American Biccentennial by the members of the BROOKLYN-CURTIS BAY HISTORICAL COMMITTEE, HUBERT J. McCORMICK-general chairman, and edited by DUANE E. TRESSLER (of Curtis Bay, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; cell/i-phone: (410) 591-8492). Consult the "Wikipedia" entries for "Brooklyn" and "Curtis Bay" which preceded, influenced and often controlled the founding, growth and development of the suburban county communities.
See also the resources, library, files and staff of the "Ann Arundell County" Historical Society, research and genealogical library located in the old former Kuenthe Branch Library (of the Anne Arundel County Public Library system) on Crain Highway at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard (Md. Route 648) in central Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,938 people, 4,093 households, and 2,910 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,701.0 people per square mile (1,426.8/km²). There were 4,311 housing units at an average density of 1,458.7/sq mi (562.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.15% White, 4.21% African American, 0.48% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.
There were 4,093 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,207, and the median income for a family was $50,496. Males had a median income of $33,476 versus $26,316 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,582. About 6.6% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
- Census area returned as Brooklyn in 1970.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.