Friendly, Maryland

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Friendly is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA, with an African-American majority population, and a few miles south of Washington, D.C.[1] The population was 10,938 at the 2000 census. Friendly had its own rural post office in the early 20th century, and is now under the mailing address Fort Washington, MD. The name "Friendly" is most associated with the high school which serves most of the greater Fort Washington area. The Friendly area was largely rural until about 1960 and has steadily grown with single-family housing developments. At least five new residential neighborhoods are currently under construction in the area.[citation needed] Allentown Road connects Friendly with Andrews Air Force Base.


Friendly is located at 38°45′0″N 76°58′27″W / 38.75°N 76.97417°W / 38.75; -76.97417 (38.750064, -76.974267)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,938 people, 3,506 households, and 2,962 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,610.3 people per square mile (622.0/km²). There were 3,636 housing units at an average density of 535.3/sq mi (206.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 13.39% White, 77.67% African American, 0.36% Native American, 5.66% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.

There were 3,506 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 12.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.36.

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