|• Total||3.55 sq mi (9.19 km2)|
|• Land||3.53 sq mi (9.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|• Density||3,197.85/sq mi (1,234.70/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||597661|
Lanham is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland. As of the 2020 United States Census it had a population of 11,282. The New Carrollton station (the terminus of the Washington Metro's Orange Line) as well as an Amtrak station are across the Capital Beltway in New Carrollton, Maryland. Doctors Community Hospital is located in Lanham.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lanham has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.54%, is water.
Government and infrastructure
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||808||588||7.96%||5.21%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||6,579||5,998||64.77%||53.16%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||16||17||0.16%||0.15%|
|Asian alone (NH)||319||352||3.14%||3.12%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||5||0||0.05%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||28||50||0.28%||0.44%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||133||233||1.31%||2.07%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||2,269||4,044||22.34%||35.84%|
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.
- Grace Church
- Grace Presbyterian Church
- Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church (Orthodox Presbyterian Church)
- Lanham Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
- Lanham United Methodist Church
- Murugan Temple of North America
- Prince George's Muslim Association
- Sri Siva Vishnu Temple
- St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church
- Diyanet Center of America
- Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses
- New Dimensions Church
- Korean Maryland Presbyterian Church
Other area schools:
- Elementary schools
- Catherine T. Reed Elementary School
- Gaywood Elementary School
- Magnolia Elementary School
- Robert Goddard Montessori School
- Middle schools
- Washington Bible College/Capital Bible Seminary/Equip Institute
- Antoine Brooks, NFL player and Super Bowl LVI champion
- Daryl Ferguson, Barbadian footballer
- Robert Griffith, former NFL strong safety
- Frank Kratovil, former US Congressman
- Jermaine Lewis, former NFL wide receiver
- Guy S. Meloy Jr., former US Army general
- Chinanu Onuaku (born 1996), basketball player
- Lio Rush, professional wrestler
- "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
- "Lanham". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
- "Lanham CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
- "Doctors Community Hospital". Doctors Community Hospital website. Doctors Community Hospital. 2009-01-29.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lanham CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2011.
- "District 2 Station - Bowie." Prince George's County Police Department. Retrieved on September 9, 2018. "District 2 Station - Bowie 601 SW Crain Highway Bowie, MD 20715 ". Beat map. 2010 U.S. Census Bureau index map of Brock Hall CDP as well as the detail on Page 1.
- "LANHAM SEABROOK." U.S. Postal Service. Retrieved on September 11, 2018. "9801 LANHAM SEVERN RD LANHAM, MD 20706-9998"
- "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Lanham CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
- "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
- "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Lanham CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
- "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Lanham CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
- "NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
- "NEIGHBORHOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
- "NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 1, 2018.
- Home. Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle. Retrieved on September 1, 2018. "9473 Annpolis [sic] Road, Lanham, MD 20706"