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Welcome to College Park ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, College Park has a population of 32,275 people<1> (see below for details).

College Park was established in 1856.

The community of College Park is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The ZIP codes for College Park: 20740-20742<4>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (which had a count of 24,657 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, College Park had an population of 32,275 people. This is an increase of 6.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.9% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near College Park ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from College Park and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2016
Bowie   [Map]   58,393   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
District Heights   [Map]   6,017   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gaithersburg   [Map]   67,776   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Glenarden   [Map]   6,178   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,853   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Rockville   [Map]   66,940   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around College Park. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 College Park. Our list includes 15 papers.

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

Websites for College Park ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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 and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for College Park.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) College Park. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Prince George's County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 College Park.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around College Park - 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). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for College Park.

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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 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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from College Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9963, Longitude: -76.9336     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for College Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for College Park.