Linthicum, Maryland

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Linthicum is a census-designated place (CDP) and an unincorporated community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 7,539 at the 2000 census. It is the approximate location of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Formally known as Linthicum Heights, the designated name of the zip code 21090, Linthicum has been traditionally divided into two distinct communities each with its own community association and identity. These two communities are North Linthicum and Linthicum-Shipley. Both communities developed as a result of their location adjacent to the Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad line, which brought commuters to the original truck farm community.

Linthicum was founded in 1908 and named for Abner Linthicum. The Linthicum Heights Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

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Geography

Linthicum is located at 39°12′14″N 76°39′38″W / 39.20389°N 76.66056°W / 39.20389; -76.66056 (39.203876, -76.660506)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,539 people, 2,877 households, and 2,206 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,793.1 people per square mile (693.1/km²). There were 2,950 housing units at an average density of 701.6/sq mi (271.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.39% White, 1.76% African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.44% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

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