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Calverton, Maryland
The Villa and Calverton Tower in March 2018
The Villa and Calverton Tower in March 2018
Location of Calverton, Maryland
Location of Calverton, Maryland
Country  United States
State  Maryland
Counties Flag of Montgomery County, Maryland.svg Montgomery
Flag of Prince George's County, Maryland (1963–present).svg Prince George's
Area
 • Total 4.60 sq mi (11.90 km2)
 • Land 4.58 sq mi (11.85 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
276 ft (84 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 17,316
 • Density 3,784.09/sq mi (1,461.08/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
20904, 20705
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-12350

Calverton is an unincorporated area and census-designated place located on the boundary between Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Maryland, in the United States. At the 2020 census, it had a population of 17,316.

Geography

As an unincorporated area, Calverton's boundaries are not officially defined. Calverton is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a census-designated place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°3′25″N 76°56′41″W / 39.05694°N 76.94472°W / 39.05694; -76.94472 (39.057009, -76.944805) and is part of the Baltimore/Washington area. According to the United States Census Bureau, Calverton has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.44%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 17,724
2020 17,316 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Calverton CDP, Maryland - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 5,379 3,265 30.35% 18.86%
Black or African American alone (NH) 6,500 7,397 36.67% 42.72%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 27 24 0.15% 0.14%
Asian alone (NH) 2,787 2,646 15.72% 15.28%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 9 6 0.05% 0.03%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 64 96 0.36% 0.55%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 472 571 2.66% 3.30%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 2,486 3,311 14.03% 19.12%
Total 17,724 17,316 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

In popular culture

Calverton is mentioned in the movie Timecop



Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Children living on the Montgomery County side of Calverton attend public schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools system. They generally attend:

  • Galway Elementary School on Galway Drive in Calverton CDP.
  • Briggs Chaney Middle School on Rainbow Drive in Cloverly CDP
  • Paint Branch High School on Old Columbia Pike in Fairland CDP

Children living on the Prince George's County side of Calverton attend public schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools system. They generally attend:

  • Calverton Elementary School on Beltsville Road in Calverton CDP
  • Martin Luther King Middle School on Amendale Road in Beltsville CDP.
  • High Point High School on Powder Mill Road in Beltsville CDP.
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