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Welcome to Greenbelt ...

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

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

Greenbelt was established in 1937.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greenbelt has a population of 23,284 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Greenbelt is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Greenbelt: (301) and (240)<5>

The ZIP codes for Greenbelt: 20768, 20770-20771<6>

Websites for Greenbelt ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greenbelt had an population of 23,284 people. This is an increase of 0.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenbelt had a population of 23,068 people. This makes Greenbelt the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Greenbelt represents 0.4% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,068 people, the population of Greenbelt increased 7.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 21,456 people).

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

Communities near Greenbelt ...

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

  • Arlington
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington is located in Arlington County (VA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington <7>
  • Alexandria
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Rockville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Gaithersburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Bowie
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
    • Bowie is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,212 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie <7>
  • Laurel
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,548 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel <7>
  • Takoma Park
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Falls Church
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • District Heights
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for District Heights
    • District Heights is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,979 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for District Heights <7>
  • Seat Pleasant
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seat Pleasant
    • Seat Pleasant is located in Prince George's County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,736 people

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 Greenbelt. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Greenbelt.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Greenbelt. 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 Greenbelt.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenbelt. See our Newspapers Page for Greenbelt.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenbelt ...

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

Adding Greenbelt to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Greenbelt in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Greenbelt was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Greenbelt post office opened in 1937.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Greenbelt.

The official website for Greenbelt:

The official website for Prince George's County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

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 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 Greenbelt.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenbelt - 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 Greenbelt). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greenbelt or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Greenbelt includes: 20768, 20770 & 20771.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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