Calverton, Maryland

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Calverton, Maryland
The Villa and Calverton Tower in March 2018
The Villa and Calverton Tower in March 2018
Location of Calverton, Maryland
Location of Calverton, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°3′25″N 76°56′41″W / 39.05694°N 76.94472°W / 39.05694; -76.94472Coordinates: 39°3′25″N 76°56′41″W / 39.05694°N 76.94472°W / 39.05694; -76.94472
Country United States
State Maryland
Counties Montgomery
Prince George's
Area
 • Total4.60 sq mi (11.90 km2)
 • Land4.58 sq mi (11.85 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
276 ft (84 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total17,316
 • Density3,784.09/sq mi (1,461.08/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
20904, 20705
Area code(s)301, 240
FIPS code24-12350

Calverton is an unincorporated area and census-designated place located on the boundary between Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Maryland, in the United States.[2] At the 2020 census, it had a population of 17,316.[3]


Geography[edit]

As an unincorporated area, Calverton's boundaries are not officially defined. Calverton is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a census-designated place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°3′25″N 76°56′41″W / 39.05694°N 76.94472°W / 39.05694; -76.94472 (39.057009, −76.944805)[4] and is part of the Baltimore/Washington area. Calverton is located between Beltsville and Silver Spring, with Laurel, Hillandale and Adelphi being in close proximity. The Prince George's County side of Calverton (postal code 20705) is a neighborhood of Beltsville, while the Montgomery County side (postal code 20904) identifies with Silver Spring.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Calverton has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.44%, is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
201017,724
202017,316−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 census[edit]

Calverton CDP, Maryland - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 5,379 3,265 30.35% 18.86%
Black or African American alone (NH) 6,500 7,397 36.67% 42.72%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 27 24 0.15% 0.14%
Asian alone (NH) 2,787 2,646 15.72% 15.28%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 9 6 0.05% 0.03%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 64 96 0.36% 0.55%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 472 571 2.66% 3.30%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 2,486 3,311 14.03% 19.12%
Total 17,724 17,316 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[9] there were 12,610 people, 4,543 households and 3,230 families residing in the area. The population density was 2,673.1 per square mile (1,031.5/km2). There were 4,661 housing units at an average density of 988.1/sq mi (381.3/km2). The racial makeup of the area was 43.09% White, 34.06% African American, 0.14% Native American, 16.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 2.61% from other races, and 3.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.37% of the population.

There were 4,543 households, of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.24.

25.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.

The median household income was $63,990 and the median family income was $72,958. Males had a median income of $44,425 and females $39,563. The per capita income was $28,107. About 2.5% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Prince George's County Police Department District 6 Station in Beltsville CDP serves the portion of Calverton in PG County.[10]

The U.S. Postal Service operates the Colesville Carrier Annex in the Montgomery County side of Calverton CDP.[11][12]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Children living on the Montgomery County side of Calverton attend public schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools system.[11] They generally attend:

Children living on the Prince George's County side of Calverton attend public schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools system.[11] They generally attend:

In popular culture[edit]

Calverton is mentioned in the movie Timecop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calverton, Maryland
  3. ^ "Calverton CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 13, 2022.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Calverton CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Calverton CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Calverton CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ "District 6 Station - Beltsville." Prince George's County Police Department. Retrieved on September 9, 2018. "4321 Sellman Road Beltsville, MD 20704 ". Beat map. See 2010 U.S. Census index map of Beltsville CDP: area with police station is page 3.
  11. ^ a b c "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Calverton CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on January 31, 2018.
  12. ^ "COLESVILLE CARRIER ANNEX." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 11, 2018. "12010 PLUM ORCHARD DR SILVER SPRING, MD 20904-9996"
  13. ^ Home. Galway Elementary School. Retrieved on January 31, 2018.
  14. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on January 31, 2018.
  15. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on January 31, 2018.
  16. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2017-2018." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on January 31, 2018.