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Middle River, Maryland
End of Wilson Point Road in Middle River, Maryland
End of Wilson Point Road in Middle River, Maryland
Location of Middle River, Maryland
Location of Middle River, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°20′2″N 76°26′26″W / 39.33389°N 76.44056°W / 39.33389; -76.44056Coordinates: 39°20′2″N 76°26′26″W / 39.33389°N 76.44056°W / 39.33389; -76.44056
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Baltimore
Area
 • Total 8.5 sq mi (21.9 km2)
 • Land 7.7 sq mi (20.0 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 25,191
 • Density 2,964/sq mi (1,150.3/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21220
Area code(s) 410 and 443
FIPS code 24-52300
GNIS feature ID 0590793

Middle River is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 25,191 at the 2010 census. A Middle River Train Station first appeared on the 1877 G.M. Hopkins & Co Baltimore County Map and by 1898 had a designated Post Office and modest street grid. The town expanded during the 1930s and 1940s and established the "Aero Acres" housing community which borders the railroad tracks and Martin Blvd. to serve as housing for people working at the Martin Aerospace Company. For this development, the architecture firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed gable-roofed Cape Cod houses with dimensions of 24 feet (7.3 m) by 28 feet (8.5 m), featuring large commercial-style windows in their principal rooms. In 1941 a total of 600 homes were built at Aero Acres using this design from Cemento (a cement/asbestos material).[2]

Geography

Middle River is located at 39°20′2″N 76°26′26″W / 39.33389°N 76.44056°W / 39.33389; -76.44056 (39.333957, -76.440502).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Census Designated Place (CDP) has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22 km2), of which 7.7 square miles (20 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), or 8.63%, is water.

Demographics

Northbound view, Martin State Airport MARC station
Martin State Airport station has MARC Train commuter rail service to Baltimore and Washington DC

At the 2000 census, there were 23,958 people, 9,425 households, and 6,399 families living in the CDP. The population density was 3,100.8 people per square mile (1,196.7/km2). There were 10,000 housing units at an average density of 1,294.3 per square mile (499.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.60% White, 13.21% African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

Of the 9,425 households 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 25.7% of households were one person and 9.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

The age distribution was 25.9% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

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