Mitchellville, Maryland

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Mitchellville is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 9,611 at the 2000 census. It is home to the Six Flags America theme park, Country Club at Woodmore, and Freeway Airport. The Capital Centre (later US Airways Arena) was located in Mitchellville.[2] Mitchellville, including its gated country-club community Woodmore,[citation needed] is one of the most affluent predominantly African-American communities in the United States.[citation needed]



Mitchellville is located at 38°56′29″N 76°48′49″W / 38.941300°N 76.813616°W / 38.941300; -76.813616.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the United States Census[5] of 2000, there were 9,611 people, 3,148 households, and 2,556 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,930.4 people per square mile (745.1/km²). There were 3,243 housing units at an average density of 651.4/sq mi (251.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.29% White, 78.50% African American, 0.26% Native American, 3.93% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 3.15% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,148 households out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.8% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.34.

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