Arbutus, Maryland

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Arbutus is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 20,116 at the 2000 census. The census area also contains the communities of Halethorpe and Relay, in which all three names were used during the 1960 census when the area had a population of 22,402.[1] Residents of Arbutus are often called Arbutians.



Arbutus is located at 39°14′40″N 76°41′38″W / 39.24444°N 76.69389°W / 39.24444; -76.69389 (39.244406, -76.693928)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²), all of it land.

Although Herbert Run, a stream, does run through the Arbutus and surrounding area.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 20,116 people, 8,120 households, and 5,204 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,093.8 people per square mile (1,194.9/km²). There were 8,380 housing units at an average density of 1,288.8/sq mi (497.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 85.21% White, 6.27% African American, 0.28% Native American, 6.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.53% of the population.

There were 8,120 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.99.

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