Lanham, Maryland

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Lanham, Maryland
Census-designated place
Lanham is located in Maryland
Lanham is located in the US
Location within the state of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°58′01″N 76°51′43″W / 38.96694°N 76.86194°W / 38.96694; -76.86194Coordinates: 38°58′01″N 76°51′43″W / 38.96694°N 76.86194°W / 38.96694; -76.86194
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
 • Total 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
 • Land 9.1 km2 (3.5 sq mi)
 • Water 0.05 km2 (0.02 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,157
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20706
GNIS feature ID 597661

Lanham is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland.[1] As of the 2010 United States Census it had a population of 10,157.[2] 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.[3]


The Thomas J. Calloway House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[4]


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.[5]


Lanham is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

Elementary schools
  • James McHenry Elementary School
  • Catherine T. Reed Elementary School
  • Gaywood Elementary School
  • Robert Goddard Montessori School
  • Seabrook Elementary School
Middle schools
High Schools


EdTech company 2U (Nasdaq: REVU), Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, reverse logistics company Optoro, software company Vocus, media company Radio One and publisher Rowman & Littlefield are based in Lanham.



Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lanham, Maryland
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lanham CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Doctors Community Hospital". Doctors Community Hospital website. Doctors Community Hospital. 2009-01-29. 
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lanham CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 20, 2011.