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La Plata, Maryland
Welcome to La Plata ...
The location of La Plata has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, La Plata has a population of 9,365 people<2> (see below for details).
La Plata is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: La Plata lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for La Plata: (301) & (240)<4>
The ZIP code for La Plata: 20646<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, La Plata had a population of 8,753 people (which is 5.97% of the total population of Charles County). This makes La Plata the county's most populous community.
The population of La Plata represents 0.15% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,753 people, the population of La Plata increased 33.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,551 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, La Plata had an population of 9,365 people. This is an increase of 6.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 42.96% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for La Plata.
Communities near La Plata ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from La Plata and not the distance if driven.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for La Plata.
Communities Also Named La Plata ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named La Plata - they are located in Colorado, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas (2) and Utah.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for La Plata.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for La Plata:
Websites for La Plata ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Plata ...
Looking for more information about La Plata? 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 La Plata, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for La Plata.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for La Plata: www.townoflaplata.org/
The official website for Charles County: www.charlescounty.org/
The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/
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This page was last modified: 04 Jan 2019