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Bladensburg, Maryland

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Welcome to Bladensburg ...

The town of Bladensburg is located in Prince George's County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bladensburg has a population of 9,450 people<1> (see below for details).

Bladensburg was established in 1742.

The community of Bladensburg was originally named Garrison's Landing.

Bladensburg is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bladensburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bladensburg: (301) and (240)<3>

The ZIP code for Bladensburg: 20710<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bladensburg had a population of 9,148 people. This makes Bladensburg the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Bladensburg represents 0.16% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,148 people, the population of Bladensburg increased 19.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,661 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bladensburg had an population of 9,450 people. This is an increase of 3.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.35% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bladensburg.

Communities near Bladensburg ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bladensburg and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Bowie   [Map]   58,859   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chevy Chase   [Map]   3,014   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
District Heights   [Map]   6,022   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Forest Heights   [Map]   2,572   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,906   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rockville   [Map]   68,401   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bladensburg.

Communities Also Named Bladensburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Bladensburg - they are located in Iowa and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bladensburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bladensburg. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bladensburg. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bladensburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bladensburg:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bladensburg ...

Looking for more information about Bladensburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bladensburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bladensburg.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bladensburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bladensburg.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bladensburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Bladensburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bladensburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bladensburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bladensburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bladensburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bladensburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9395, Longitude: -76.9344     [Map].

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