Woodmore, Maryland

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Woodmore, Maryland
Census-designated place
Nickname(s): Mitchellville Area
Location of Woodmore, Maryland
Location of Woodmore, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°56′5″N 76°46′42″W / 38.93472°N 76.77833°W / 38.93472; -76.77833Coordinates: 38°56′5″N 76°46′42″W / 38.93472°N 76.77833°W / 38.93472; -76.77833
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
Area
 • Total 6.6 sq mi (17.1 km2)
 • Land 6.6 sq mi (17.0 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,936
 • Density 600/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 24-86710
GNIS feature ID 0598278

Woodmore is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP 86710) [1] within the boundaries of Route 193 (Enterprise Road) to the west, Church Road to the east, Route 214 (Central Avenue) to the south and Route 50 to the north. Woodmore Road runs east and west through the center.[2] It contains a large gated community and country club (see Country Club at Woodmore) on the north side of Woodmore Road, and the developments of Woodmore Meadows and Woodmore South on the south side, as well as various other custom built homes and farmland. Off Enterprise Road sits the development of Kingsford. It is contiguous with the year 2010 Mitchellville, Maryland CDP, and historically had a Mitchellville mailing address, for many years served by the South Bowie/Mitchellville Post Office with zip code 20721 and has been considered part of Mitchellville. The Woodmore and Mitchellville community is notable as one of the most affluent predominantly African-American communities in the United States.[3] The population of Woodmore (defined by CDP 86710) was 3,936 at the 2010 census.[4]

The gated community "Woodmore" is centered around a country club; the community is planned to consist of 398 single-family homes on 799 acres (3.2 km2).[5]

History[edit]

The first colonial owner of the Woodmore site was Thomas Spriggs, who in 1698 acquired 500 acres (2.0 km2) of what was then known as the forest of Prince George's County in the Crown Colony of Maryland.

The first house in the area was a two-story brick house named Pleasant Prospect (still standing at 12806 Woodmore Road).,[6] built around the end of the 18th century by Dr. Isaac Ducket, the husband of Spriggs' granddaughter. He also doubled the size of the estate to over 1,000 acres.

Pleasant Prospect was inherited by Ducket's son-in-law, John Contees, who became indebted and sold the estate to the Bowies, then the Washington D.C. lumber magnates the Walkers, whose family still owns the house, now under the estate of Edward S. Walker. Pleasant Prospect's address is 12806 Woodmore Road. Walker descendants also continued to own land and farm on the south side of Woodmore Road, part of which farmland was sold to create Woodmore Meadows.

In 1981 the Country Club at Woodmore was redesigned and the gated community planned, a process which took 15 years as the seven area homeowner associations eventually merged.[5]

Geography[edit]

Woodmore is located at 38°56′5″N 76°46′42″W / 38.93472°N 76.77833°W / 38.93472; -76.77833 (38.934861, -76.778202).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km2), of which 6.6 square miles (17.0 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.96%, is water.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 2,874
2000 6,077 111.4%
2010 3,936 −35.2%
source:[4][9]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 6,077 people, 1,977 households, and 1,646 families residing in the CDP.[11] The population density was 503.0 people per square mile (194.2/km²). There were 2,019 housing units at an average density of 167.1/sq mi (64.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 28.8% White, 64.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.0% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 1,977 households out of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $97,270, and the median income for a family was $103,438. Males had a median income of $65,638 versus $55,324 for females, making it one of the wealthiest majority black jurisdictions in the country. The per capita income for the CDP was $37,734. About 2.0% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

As of the census of 2012 for CDP 86710,[12] there were 3,936 people of whom 10.5% identified as White, 82.7% as African American or Black, and 3.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 3.4% as more than one race.

Education[edit]

Woodmore is zoned to schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools:

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