Largo, Maryland

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Largo is an unincorporated area and census designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, in the United States.[1] The population was 8,408 at the 2000 census.

Largo is home to the Six Flags America amusement park (formerly known as Wild World and Adventure World) and since 1967 to the very large Prince George's Community College and Largo High School. FedExField, the Washington Redskins' football stadium, is nearby, across the Capital Beltway (I-95/495). Watkins Regional Park (operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission), has an old-fasioned carousel, miniature train ride, miniature golf, the Old Maryland Farm, a very large playground, and animals on display. The lower middle-class residential developments Kettering and Arbor West, the newer upscale Woodmore, and Lake Arbor communities with their gated homes and country club, home to Prince Georges County government officials and other successful African Americans, are especially noteworthy. Largo is not a post office designation, but is at the northern end of Greater Upper Marlboro which is the mailing address.

Since the transit system's expansion in late 2004, Largo Town Center has served as the site of the eastern end of the Blue Line of the Washington Metro.

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Geography

Largo is located at 38°52′37″N 76°49′50″W / 38.87694°N 76.83056°W / 38.87694; -76.83056 (38.876850, -76.830651)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.9 km²).3.0 square miles (7.9 km²) of it is land, and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,408 people, 3,471 households, and 2,127 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,758.8 people per square mile (1,064.4/km²). There were 3,709 housing units at an average density of 1,217.0/sq mi (469.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.27% White, 92.69% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

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