Walker Mill, Maryland

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Walker Mill, Maryland
Location of Walker Mill, Maryland
Location of Walker Mill, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°52′15″N 76°53′29″W / 38.87083°N 76.89139°W / 38.87083; -76.89139Coordinates: 38°52′15″N 76°53′29″W / 38.87083°N 76.89139°W / 38.87083; -76.89139
Country United States
State Maryland
County Prince George's
Area
 • Total3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Land3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Population
 • Total11,302
 • Density3,500/sq mi (1,400/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code24-81250
GNIS feature ID1867304

Walker Mill is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 11,302 at the 2010 census.[2]

Geography[edit]

Walker Mill is located at 38°52′15″N 76°53′29″W / 38.870962°N 76.891403°W / 38.870962; -76.891403.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19706,322
198010,65168.5%
199010,9202.5%
200011,1041.7%
201011,3021.8%
source:[2][4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 11,104 people, 3,976 households, and 2,985 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,523.2 people per square mile (1,361.0/km²). There were 4,219 housing units at an average density of 1,338.7/sq mi (517.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 2.47% White, 94.99% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 3,976 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 34.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,276, and the median income for a family was $51,052. Males had a median income of $35,473 versus $31,281 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,340. About 8.8% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Walker Mill is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system.[6]

Zoned elementary schools for the CDP are John Bayne, Doswell Brooks, Concord, and District Heights.[7] Walker Mill Middle School serves most of Walker Mill CDP while Drew-Freeman Middle serves a section.[8] Much of the CDP is zoned to Central High School while a portion is zoned to Suitland High School.[9]

Thomas Claggett Elementary School was previously in Walker Mill CDP.[10] Its official capacity was 464.[11] In 2005 it had 236 students, filling 49% of the official capacity; this was the lowest percentage of any PGCPS school.[12] At one point the capacity percentage was 38%.[13] In 2010 it had 290 students, but after that year the student count declined: it had 216,[12] and later 223 in the 2013-2014 school year,[11] and the projected 2014-2015 enrollment was 187.[12] In addition, in state tests circa 2014, about 56% of the students were proficient in reading while 36.7% were proficient in mathematics.[11] In May 2014 PGCPS applied for a grant from the state of Maryland that would permit it to close Claggett.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Walker Mill, Maryland
  2. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Walker Mill CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Walker Mill CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 31, 2018. Pages: 1, 2, and 3.
  7. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 31, 2018. The Concord zone is highlighted at the "Boundary" tab at Schooldigger.
  8. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 31, 2018.
  9. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Home. Thomas Claggett Elementary School. May 19, 2001. Retrieved on September 7, 2018. "2001 Addison Road, South District Heights, MD 20747"
  11. ^ a b c Anfenson-Comeau, Jamie (2014-05-23). "District Heights school may close after next school year". The Gazette. Retrieved 2018-09-07.
  12. ^ a b c d Wiggins, Ovetta (2014-05-20). "Claggett Elementary in Prince George's may close; low enrollment, poor performance cited". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-09-07. (Archive at Archive.is)
  13. ^ Preliminary Subregion 4 Master Plan and Proposed Sectional Map Amendment. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Chapter 9, Public Facilities. p. 261 (PDF p. 3/28). Retrieved on September 7, 2018.