Greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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Greater Upper Marlboro is an unincorporated census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland. Its census boundaries completely surround Upper Marlboro, the county seat. The population was 18,720 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Greater Upper Marlboro is located at 38°49′39″N 76°45′04″W / 38.827569°N 76.751173°W / 38.827569; -76.751173.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP (red area on this map) has a total area of 37.5 square miles (97.1 km²), of which, 37.2 square miles (96.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (0.75%) is water. The local zip code mailing address, however, covers 77 square miles (200 km2) of territory and includes additional areas west and south of the red area, extending from the Capital Beltway (Largo, Westphalia, and New Orchard areas) on the west to the Patuxent River/County line on the east, and far southward into the rural Croom and Nottingham, Naylor, and Rosaryville areas (greatly below the map's red area).

Education

Residents of the area are zoned to schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools district. Residents primarily attend Frederick Douglass, Largo, or Wise high schools. The very large Prince George's Community College campus is in Largo, at the northern end of the area, and has an Upper Marlboro mailing address.

Housing

Numerous local planned suburban developments have gradually blossomed throughout the community, starting in the 1960s, with large, new homes still continuing to go up. These communities include Kettering, Marlton, Brock Hall, Marlboro Meadows, New Orchard, Ramblewood, Northampton, Perrywood, Melwood Park and others.

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