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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>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greenbelt has a population of 23,224 people<3> (see below for details).

Greenbelt was established in 1937.

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: www.ci.greenbelt.md.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greenbelt had an population of 23,224 people. This is an increase of 0.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.24% 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 total 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 (with 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 [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Greenbelt
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<8>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Greenbelt
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<8>
  • Rockville [Montgomery County]
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    • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Greenbelt
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68,079 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<8>
  • Bowie [Prince George's County]
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    • Bowie [Prince George's County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Greenbelt
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,643 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Laurel [Prince George's County]
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      • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Greenbelt
      • 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>
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
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      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Greenbelt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park<8>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Greenbelt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<8>
    • 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 Greenbelt
      • 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for District Heights<8>
    • Seat Pleasant [Prince George's County]
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      • Seat Pleasant [Prince George's County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Greenbelt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seat Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Capitol Heights [Prince George's County]
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      • Capitol Heights [Prince George's County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the south of Greenbelt
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,514 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitol 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 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Prince George's County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greenbelt: www.ci.greenbelt.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 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>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- Greenbelt) 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 Greenbelt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GreenbeltOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenbelt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9953, Longitude: -76.8885       In this case, the coordinates for Greenbelt 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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