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The Patuxent River forms the eastern boundary of Croom
The Patuxent River forms the eastern boundary of Croom
Croom is located in Maryland
Location in Maryland
Croom is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
 • Total 35.41 sq mi (91.70 km2)
 • Land 34.19 sq mi (88.56 km2)
 • Water 1.21 sq mi (3.14 km2)
 • Total 2,720
 • Density 79.55/sq mi (30.71/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
FIPS code 24-20925
GNIS feature ID 597296

Croom is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Southern Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2020 census it had a population of 2,720. Croom largely consists of former tobacco farms and forests converted to Washington bedroom subdivisions such as nearby Marlton. The main (Jug Bay Natural Area) part of Patuxent River Park is in Croom.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Croom has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.7 km2), of which 34.2 square miles (88.6 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), or 3.43%, is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 2,631
2020 2,720 3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Croom CDP, Maryland - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 1,321 1,089 50.21% 40.04%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,068 1,126 40.59% 41.40%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 16 11 0.61% 0.40%
Asian alone (NH) 35 30 1.33% 1.10%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 1 0.04% 0.04%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 16 29 0.61% 1.07%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 64 160 2.43% 5.88%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 110 274 4.18% 10.07%
Total 2,631 2,720 100.00% 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.


Prince George's County Public Schools operates public schools serving the census-designated place.

Elementary schools serving sections of Croom are Baden, Brandywine, Marlton, Mattaponi, and Patuxent. Most areas are zoned to Gwynn Park Middle School, with some zoned to James Madison Middle School and Kettering Middle School. Most areas are zoned to Frederick Douglass High School in Croom, with some areas to the north zoned to Dr. Henry A Wise, Jr. High School and some to the south zoned to Gwynn Park High School.

Notable people

  • William Duckett Bowie (1803–1873), politician
  • Robert Bowie, governor of Maryland (1750–1818)
  • William Williams (c. 1793–1814), an escaped slave who enlisted in 38th United States Colored Infantry Regiment and died from his wounds after the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.

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