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Suburb; college town

College Park is a city in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The community was named for the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland), which was established here in 1807.

The latitude of College Park is 38.980N. The longitude is -76.937W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,329.


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Median household income
Local
$50,168
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our College Park demographic reports
Site of the world?s oldest continuously operated airport, established in 1909.
Filming location for:
· 1985 movie, "St. Elmo's Fire"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • International Fall Festival - Nov. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check College Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: College Park Aviation Museum, National Archives II
Colleges and universities: University of Maryland

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Sections below provide additional information and links about College Park 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 20782 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of College Park residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the College Park ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in College Park was $16,026, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

41% of College Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in College Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $781.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,268.


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Libraries in College Park include National Trust Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in College Park include College Park Gazette

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for College Park workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in College Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in College Park include Best Western, Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Hampton Inn, Howard Johnson College Park, Quality Inn & Suites, Ramada Limited, Super 8.

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