Morningside, Maryland

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Morningside is an incorporated town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 1,295 at the 2000 census. The town developed with the establishment of nearby Andrews Air Force Base and the federal Census Bureau. The government of the town is lead by a mayor and town council. Morningside Elementary School and Benjamin Foulois Junior High School/Elementary/Creative and Performing Arts Academy (current) as well as Michael J Polley Neighborhood Park are located within the town limits. Morningside has one of the largest Veterans of Foreign Wars posts (chapters) in the entire country. Morningside is also the city of license of one of Washington, DC's most famous radio stations, from the 1960s to the present, WPGC and WPGC-FM.

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Geography

Morningside is located at 38°49′32″N 76°53′25″W / 38.82556°N 76.89028°W / 38.82556; -76.89028 (38.825563, -76.890219)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,295 people, 459 households, and 335 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,251.8 people per square mile (862.1/km²). There were 494 housing units at an average density of 859.0/sq mi (328.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 42.55% White, 51.27% African American, 0.31% Native American, 2.08% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 3.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population.

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