Glenn Dale, Maryland

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Glenn Dale, Maryland
CDP
Glenn Dale Fire House at 11900 Glenn Dale Boulevard.
Location of Glenn Dale, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°58′58″N 76°48′24″W / 38.98278°N 76.80667°W / 38.98278; -76.80667Coordinates: 38°58′58″N 76°48′24″W / 38.98278°N 76.80667°W / 38.98278; -76.80667
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Prince George's
Area
 • Total7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)
 • Land7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation121 ft (37 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total13,466
 • Density1,900/sq mi (720/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code20769, 20720 (extended area)
Area code(s)301
FIPS code24-33400
GNIS feature ID0598307
 
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Glenn Dale, Maryland
CDP
Glenn Dale Fire House at 11900 Glenn Dale Boulevard.
Location of Glenn Dale, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°58′58″N 76°48′24″W / 38.98278°N 76.80667°W / 38.98278; -76.80667Coordinates: 38°58′58″N 76°48′24″W / 38.98278°N 76.80667°W / 38.98278; -76.80667
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Prince George's
Area
 • Total7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)
 • Land7.1 sq mi (18.4 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation121 ft (37 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total13,466
 • Density1,900/sq mi (720/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code20769, 20720 (extended area)
Area code(s)301
FIPS code24-33400
GNIS feature ID0598307

Glenn Dale is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 13,466 at the 2010 census.[2] Glenn Dale is home to the Glenn Dale Hospital, an abandoned sanatorium, and the USDA Plant Introduction Station.

Geography[edit]

Glenn Dale is located at 38°58′58″N 76°48′24″W / 38.98278°N 76.80667°W / 38.98278; -76.80667 (38.982902, -76.806748).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.7 km2), of which 7.1 square miles (18.4 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.52%, is water.[4]

Boundaries[edit]

As delineated by the U.S. Census Bureau, Glenn Dale is bordered by:

The northern boundary of the CDP is formed by Good Luck Road and Duckettown Road. The eastern boundary is formed with the city boundary of Bowie, then by Chestnut Avenue and High Bridge Road, then again by the boundary of Bowie. The southern boundary of Glenn Dale is formed by Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 450), and the western boundary follows the stream called Folly Branch, then Lanham-Severn Road (Maryland Route 564), then Greenbelt Road (Route 193), returning to Good Luck Road.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
CensusPop.
19805,106
19909,68989.8%
200012,60930.1%
201013,4666.8%
source:[2][6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 12,609 people, 4,086 households, and 3,305 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,710.0 people per square mile (660.6/km²). There were 4,165 housing units at an average density of 564.9/sq mi (218.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 40.38% White, 48.09% African American, 0.25% Native American, 7.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.41% of the population.

There were 4,086 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.08 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $80,851, and the median income for a family was $85,448. Males had a median income of $53,484 versus $40,450 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,920. About 2.6% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Glenn Dale Fire Association[edit]

The Glenn Dale Fire Association was formed to serve as a Volunteer Fire Department for the Glenn Dale area in 1928. Prior to that, there was no organized fire protection available for quite some distance around. The first fire engine was a homemade Model T Ford, which was kept in a barn behind Jake Willett's store. In the first year, the new fire department responded to a handful of emergency calls, most of which were brush and woods fires. The fire department's response area was very loosely defined, and they would go wherever they were called. A "real" fire station was constructed in 1929, and a second truck was purchased, and like the first was converted into a firefighting vehicle by the firemen themselves. The population of the Glenn Dale area then was around 300-350 people spread over about 20 square miles (52 km2). Inevitably, growth spread thru the area, the firemen became busier, and they acquired more and better equipment. The first ambulance service was started in 1930 by some of the fire department members, and quickly became an important part of the department.

The Glenn Dale Fire Association has over 95 members and responds to approximately 3,800 calls annually. Today they operate highly specialized apparatus and equipment that the founders of the department never dreamed of.

Glenn Dale Hospital[edit]

Glenn Dale Hospital was a tuberculosis sanatorium. It is a large facility, consisting of 23 buildings on 210 acres (0.85 km2), that was built in 1934 and closed in 1982 due to asbestos. Though it is now closed and will be eventually demolished, for decades it was an important public health institution near Washington, D.C. Park Police patrol the hospital grounds regularly.

The hospital was featured in an award-winning Washington Post Magazine article, "Quarantined," on Dec. 10, 2006, by Leah Y. Latimer, former staff writer and author. The article detailed Latimer's mother's hospitalization there in the 1950s and the emotional fall-out for their family from then to the present. Latimer gave a lecture on the grounds of Glenn Dale on October 4, 2008. It was the first time the public was allowed on the grounds in almost 30 years. The unadvertised event drew more than 150 people. Latimer said she plans more lectures around the area, based on her continuing research and 110+ interviews.

The hospital was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[8]

Education[edit]

The area is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

Private schools in Glenn Dale:

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