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La Plata is a town in Charles County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a local farm, called "Le Plateau"

The latitude of La Plata is 38.529N. The longitude is -76.975W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 190 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,590.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$56,490
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Plata demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Charles County Fair - Sept. 13-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check La Plata web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Chapel Point State Park, Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area
Historic sites and museums: African-American Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Charles County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about La Plata demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Charles 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 20646 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of La Plata residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Plata ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Plata was $24,669, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of La Plata residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in La Plata, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $584.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,366.


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Libraries in La Plata include Charles County Branch, La Plata Branch ... View libraries

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Politics

Charles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Plata political report.

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

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Hotels in La Plata include Best Western La Plata Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites.

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