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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in College Park was $16,026, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of College Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in College Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $781. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,268.
Libraries in College Park include National Trust Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in College Park include College Park Gazette
Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our College Park political report.
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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