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Chillum is in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for Chilham Manor, England
The latitude of Chillum is 38.963N. The longitude is -76.991W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 148 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 34,252.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chillum demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Prince George's County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20712 ZIP code.
2% of Chillum residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chillum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chillum was $17,915, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Chillum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chillum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $681. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,269.
Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chillum political report.
The average commute time for Chillum workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chillum between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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