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Bladensburg is a town in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The community was named after Gov. Thomas Bladen.

The latitude of Bladensburg is 38.939N. The longitude is -76.934W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,911.


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Median household income
Local
$34,966
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bladensburg demographic reports
Bladensburg is on the Anacostia River.
Former and merged names include:
· Garrison's Landing
· Beall Town
· Garrison's Landing
Once a busy tobacco port. British and American forces clashed here in 1814.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 116. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 14.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ezra Cornell, founder of Cornell University
Local festivals include:
  • Port Towns Day - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Bladensburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Waterfront Park

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Bladensburg residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bladensburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bladensburg was $17,046, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Bladensburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Bladensburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $637.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,281.


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Libraries in Bladensburg include Bladensburg Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bladensburg include Port Towns Gazette

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Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bladensburg political report.

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The average commute time for Bladensburg workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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