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Largo, Maryland
Largo Town Center station in Downtown Largo
Largo Town Center station in Downtown Largo
Location of Largo, Maryland
Location of Largo, Maryland
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Flag of Prince George's County, Maryland (1963–present).svg Prince George's
Named for Largo Bay, Scotland
Area
 • Total 3.06 sq mi (7.93 km2)
 • Land 3.06 sq mi (7.93 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
174 ft (53 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 11,605
 • Density 3,790.01/sq mi (1,463.43/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
20774
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-45825
GNIS feature ID 0597664
Lake Largo
Lake Largo is located in Upper Marlboro's neighborhood of Largo.

Largo, located within greater Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is an unincorporated area and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 11,605 at the 2020 census.

Largo is located just east of the Capital Beltway (I-95/495) and is home to Prince George's Community College and Largo High School. Six Flags America amusement park (formerly known as Wild World and Adventure World) is to the east in Woodmore, and FedExField, the Washington Commanders's stadium, is across the Capital Beltway in Summerfield. Watkins Regional Park in Kettering just to the east of Largo (operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission) has an old-fashioned carousel, miniature train ride, miniature golf, the Old Maryland Farm, a playground, and animals on display. Largo is not a post office designation, but is at the northern end of the Greater Upper Marlboro ZIP code area.

Since the transit system's expansion in late 2004, Largo Town Center has served as the eastern end of the Blue and Silver Lines of the Washington Metro.

History

Largo was named after the Largo Plantation that was owned by the Beall family. The plantation is believed to be named after Largo Bay in Scotland. It was sold to John Contee in 1745.

Geography

Largo is located at 38°52′37″N 76°49′50″W / 38.87694°N 76.83056°W / 38.87694; -76.83056 (38.876850, -76.830651).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 5,557
1990 9,475 70.5%
2000 8,408 −11.3%
2010 10,709 27.4%
2020 11,605 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Largo CDP, Maryland – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 309 232 2.89% 2.00%
Black or African American alone (NH) 9,691 10,134 90.49% 87.32%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 31 25 0.29% 0.22%
Asian alone (NH) 194 189 1.81% 1.63%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 1 0.00% 0.01%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 15 68 0.14% 0.59%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 192 421 1.79% 3.63%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 277 535 2.59% 4.61%
Total 10,709 11,605 100.00% 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.

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Largo is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools. Residents are divided between Arrowhead, Kettering, and Lake Arbor elementary schools. Most areas are zoned to Kettering Middle School while some are zoned to Ernest Everett Just Middle School. All areas in Largo are zoned to Largo High School.

Divine Peace Lutheran School is a K-8 Christian school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Largo.

High Road Upper School, Largo MD

Post-secondary education

The community is also home to Prince George's Community College, serving a county population of 850,000 residents.

Public libraries

Largo is served by the Largo-Kettering Branch of the Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) and is the headquarters location for PGCMLS. The library headquarters, previously adjacent to the Hyattsville Branch, moved to Largo in 2015.

Transportation

The WMATA (Washington Area Transit Authority), Blue and Silver Lines eastern terminus is Largo Town Centre Station. Largo Town Center Station is served by several regional bus routes operated by both WMATA and Prince Georges County's The Bus.

Largo Metro Center Station as seen from the Apollo Ascend Apartments, with construction of the New Prince Georges County Regional Medical Center in the background.

Notable people

  • Wale Folarin, Rapper
  • Usama Young, Former American football safety
  • Oddisee, Rapper
  • Albert Wynn, former Congressman.
  • Q Da Fool, rapper
  • Rico Nasty, rapper
  • Tramell Tillman, actor
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