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Welcome to College Park ...

The city of College Park is located in Prince George's County<1>.

The location of College Park has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, College Park has a population of 32,163 people<3> (see below for details).

College Park was established in 1856.

The community of College Park is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for College Park: (301) & (240)<5>

The ZIP codes for College Park: 20740-20742<6>

Websites for College Park ...

Official Website: www.ci.college-park.md.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, College Park had an population of 32,163 people. This is an increase of 5.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, College Park had a population of 30,413 people. This makes College Park the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of College Park represents 0.53% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,413 people, the population of College Park increased 23.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,657 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for College Park.

Communities Also Named College Park ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 36 communities that are also named College Park - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Delaware, Florida (4), Georgia (3), Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (4), Tennessee and Virginia (9).

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

Communities near College Park ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near College Park.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of College Park
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<8>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of College Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<8>
  • Rockville [Montgomery County]
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    • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northwest of College Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68,079 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<8>
  • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of College Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,985 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaithersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bowie [Prince George's County]
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      • Bowie [Prince George's County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the east of College Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<8>
    • Laurel [Prince George's County]
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      • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northeast of College Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<8>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
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      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of College Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<8>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of College Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<8>
    • Glenarden [Prince George's County]
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      • Glenarden [Prince George's County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of College Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenarden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenarden
    • District Heights [Prince George's County]
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      • District Heights [Prince George's County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of College Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for District Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on District Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for District Heights<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around College Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for College Park.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of College Park. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around College Park.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around College Park. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for College Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for College Park ...

Looking for more information about College Park? 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 College Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for College Park.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Maryland

About Prince George's County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for College Park: www.ci.college-park.md.us/

The official website for Prince George's County: www.co.pg.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Prince George's, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for College Park.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around College Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>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 city (such as College Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether College Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for College Park includes: 20740, 20741 & 20742.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- College Park) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for College Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from College Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in College Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9963, Longitude: -76.9336       In this case, the coordinates for College Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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