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Parkville, Maryland
Townhomes on a residential street in the Ridgeleigh area of Parkville, Maryland
Townhomes on a residential street in the Ridgeleigh area of Parkville, Maryland
Location of Parkville, Maryland
Location of Parkville, Maryland
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Flag of Baltimore County, Maryland.svg Baltimore
Area
 • Total 4.29 sq mi (11.10 km2)
 • Land 4.29 sq mi (11.10 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
331 ft (101 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 31,812
 • Density 7,424.04/sq mi (2,866.58/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21234
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-60275
GNIS feature ID 0590976

Parkville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,734.

Geography

Parkville is located at 39°22′59″N 76°33′0″W / 39.38306°N 76.55000°W / 39.38306; -76.55000 (39.383039, −76.550065).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11 km2), all of it land. The northern border of the CDP is Interstate 695 (the Baltimore Beltway) from Loch Raven Boulevard to Putty Hill Avenue. The eastern border is formed by portions of Putty Hill Avenue, Wendell Avenue, Hiss Avenue, and Glen Road, the southern border is the Baltimore City/Baltimore County line from near Glen Road to Loch Raven Boulevard, and the western boundary is Loch Raven Boulevard from the city line to I-695.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 31,812
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 31,118 people, 13,044 households, and 8,243 families living in the CDP. The population density was 7,352.1 people per square mile (2,840.4/km2). There were 13,550 housing units at an average density of 3,201.4 per square mile (1,236.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 73.64% White, 22.48% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65%.

Of the 13,044 households 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. 29.8% of households were one person and 11.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

The age distribution was 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,410, and the median family income was $50,421. Males had a median income of $36,728 versus $27,579 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,633. About 6.4% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads

Some of the major roads in the Parkville area are:

  • Harford Road (MD-147)
  • Joppa Road
  • Old Harford Road
  • Perring Parkway
  • Putty Hill Avenue
  • Taylor Avenue

Public transportation

The Maryland Transit Administration's Bus Route 19 operates along Harford Road between the Carney Park-and-Ride and Downtown Baltimore.

Culture

An annual Czech and Slovak Heritage Festival is held in Parkville to celebrate the Czech and Slovak heritage of Baltimore.



Education

People in Parkville are zoned for the following schools:

Elementary schools

  • Halstead Academy
  • Pine Grove Elementary
  • Oakleigh Elementary
  • Villa Cresta Elementary
  • Harford Hills Elementary
  • Carney Elementary
  • Elmwood Elementary
  • Pleasant Plains Elementary (in Towson)
  • Seven Oaks Elementary

Middle schools

President Obama at Parkville Middle School
Then-president Barack Obama at Parkville Middle School, February 14, 2011
  • Parkville Middle and Center of Technology
  • Pine Grove Middle School
  • Loch Raven Technical Academy (in Towson)

Elementary/middle schools

  • Woodhome Elementary/Middle School

High schools

  • Parkville High School
  • Loch Raven High School (in Towson)
  • Perry Hall High School (in Perry Hall)
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