Location of Severn, Maryland
|• Total||17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)|
|• Land||17.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||161 ft (49 m)|
|• Density||2,497/sq mi (964.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0591249|
Severn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 44,231 at the 2010 census, a 26% increase from its population of 35,076 at the 2000 census. The zip code is 21144.
Severn is located at  in northwestern Anne Arundel County. It is bordered by Baltimore–Washington International Airport to the north, Glen Burnie to the east, Gambrills, Odenton, and Fort George G. Meade to the south, and partially by Jessup to the west. The Baltimore–Washington Parkway (Maryland Route 295) forms the northwestern edge of the CDP, Maryland Route 176 (Dorsey Road) forms the northern edge, and Interstate 97 forms the eastern edge. Part of the southern boundary of the CDP is formed by the non-tidal portion of the Severn River. The Maryland Route 100 freeway runs through the northern part of the CDP, connecting the Parkway and I-97. Arundel Mills, a major regional mall, is located in the northern corner of the CDP, near the intersection of Route 100 and the Baltimore–Washington Parkway.(39.132841, -76.694002)
As of the census of 2000, there were 35,076 people, 12,003 households, and 9,506 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,511.3 people per square mile (969.4/km²). There were 12,362 housing units at an average density of 885.1 per square mile (341.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 56.25% White, 34.56% Black, 0.42% Native American, 4.29% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.96% of the population.
There were 12,003 households out of which 43.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 5.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $66,204, and the median income for a family was $68,424 (these figures had risen to $84,864 and $99,583 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $42,933 versus $31,751 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,640. About 5.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.
Students may attend public school within the Anne Arundel County Public Schools district.
- Center of Applied Technology North - vocational education classes for 9th through 12th grade
- Severn Elementary School - kindergarten through 5th grade
- Ridgeway Elementary School - kindergarten through 5th grade
- Van Bokkelen Elementary School - pre-kindergarten through 5th grade
- Quarterfield Elementary School - pre-kindergarten through 5th grade
- Meade Heights Elementary School - kindergarten through 5th grade
- Meade Senior High School - 9th through 12th grade
- Corkran Middle School - 6th through 8th grade
- Glen Burnie High School - 9th through 12th grade
- Old Mill Middle School South and North - 6th through 8th grade
- Old Mill High School - 9th through 12th grade
- Chesapeake Science Point - currently 6th grade-10th grade
- The Braxtons (Toni Braxton and her sisters)
- Steve Dannenmann, accountant who gained fame as the 2005 World Series of Poker runner-up
- C. Edward Middlebrooks, politician
- Marina Harrison, Miss Maryland 2003 and Miss Maryland USA 2005
- Jessica Benson, singer
- Erin O'Donnell, singer
- A.J. Francis, Miami Dolphins defensive tackle
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Severn CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.