Langston Hughes, Baltimore

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Langston Hughes
neighborhood statistical area
Langston Hughes is located in Baltimore
Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
Coordinates: 39°20′36″N 76°40′53″W / 39.34333°N 76.68139°W / 39.34333; -76.68139Coordinates: 39°20′36″N 76°40′53″W / 39.34333°N 76.68139°W / 39.34333; -76.68139
Country United States
State Maryland
City Baltimore
 • Total .079 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Land .079 sq mi (0.20 km2)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 1,132
 • Density 14,000/sq mi (5,500/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21215
Area code 410, 443, and 667

Langston Hughes is a neighborhood in the Northwest District of Baltimore, located between the neighborhoods of Central Park Heights (east) and Woodmere.[2] Its roughly pentagonal boundaries are marked by West Belvedere Avenue (northwest), Litchfield Avenue (northeast), Reisterstown Road (south) and Oakmont Avenue (east).[1]

A predominantly black community,[1] the neighborhood of Langston Hughes is named for the black poet and novelist, Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes Elementary School, located within the neighborhood at 5011 Arbutus Avenue, also bears the poet's name.


The population of Langston Hughes was estimated at 1,132 in 2009. Its median household income for that year was $34,764, compared with the city-wide median of $38,772. At an average of $229,395, the price of single-family housing in the neighborhood was significantly less than the city average of $274,562. The ratio of families with incomes below the poverty line, estimated at 27.8 percent in 2009, was higher than the overall city ratio of 22.9 percent.[1]

Public transportation[edit]

Route 27 (MTA Maryland) and Route 91 (MTA Maryland) provide local bus service along Belvedere Avenue, providing residents with a convenient connection to the Rogers Avenue Metro station, as well as service to Downtown Baltimore (south), or northwest to Reisterstown Plaza and Sinai Hospital.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Langston Hughes neighborhood in Baltimore". Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Northwest District Maps". Baltimore City Neighborhoods Portal. City of Baltimore. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Route 27 Local Bus Schedule" (PDF). MTA Maryland. July 3, 2011. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Route 91 Local Bus Schedule" (PDF). MTA Maryland. August 29, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2012.