Pen Lucy, Baltimore
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Pen Lucy is a small community in the North District of Baltimore and part of the development of York Road, an historic Baltimore route to Pennsylvania. The Pen Lucy neighborhood features many different housing types. The neighborhood is bounded by Argonne Drive (south), East 43rd Street (north), Greenmount Avenue (west) and The Alameda (east). The Pen Lucy Neighborhood Association, Inc., a non profit community organization represents the residents of the Pen Lucy Community.
Pen Lucy has been crippled by an infestation of drugs, including Crack Cocaine, Heroin, and Cannabis. Crack and Heroin have been reported to be cooked in the vacant houses of the neighborhood, while the cannabis is grown in the backyards of these vacant houses.
According to the 2000 US Census, 3,260 people live in Pen Lucy with 90.3% African-American and 5.8% White. The median household income is $22,356. 87.9% of the houses are occupied and 37.8% of those are occupied by the home's owner. Fifty-five percent of Pen Lucy’s 1,500 households are headed by single females. Seventy-five percent of these households include children under the age of 18. More than 27 percent of the entire population is age 18 or younger, with approximately 900 children living in the neighborhood.
Pen Lucy has two public elementary schools: Walter P. Carter and Guilford Elementary Middle School [G.E.M.S.]. High school students generally attend the high schools Mervo, DuBois, Lewis, or Baltimore City College.
- "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: Pen Lucy" (PDF). Baltimore City Plannipdfng Department. Retrieved 2008-05-08.[dead link]