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Area Spotlight – Southern Maryland – Charles County June 14, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Charles County, Relocation Guide.
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Take time to smell the roses in Charles County where residents have easy access to all parts of Washington, D.C. as well as commercial and residential growth, comfortable suburban living, an abundance of nature trails, more than 50 museums, arts and culture opportunities, parks, spectator sports, and golf courses. Charles County is a great place to raise your family. The public schools offer a good student-teacher ratio and public education is a top priority. Charles County spends approximately $7,000 per student.Charles County is in the south central portion of of Maryland. Its county seat is La Plata. The county was named for Charles Calvert (1637-1715), third Lord Baltimore. Calvert lived in Maryland from 1661 to 1684, when he returned to England.This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

As of 2000, the population was 120,546. The median income for a household in the county was $62,199, and the median income for a family was $67,602.
 Here is a map relative to its location in Southern Maryland and  adjacent counties:  
Southern Maryland 

Charles County includes three municipalities, classified as towns under Maryland law:

1. Indian Head (incorporated 1920)

2. La Plata (incorporated 1888)

3. Port Tobacco Village (incorporated 1888)
(Note: despite its name, Port Tobacco Village is a town, not a village)

There are also many unincorporated areas, which are also considered towns by many people:

  • Bennsville

  • Bryans Road

  • Hughesville

  • Potomac Heights

  • Saint Charles         

  • Waldorf

Here is the county seal:

Charles County Seal 

 

Here are a couple bonus city spotlights: 

About La Plata, MD : La Plata is located in the Charles County seat with a population that hovers around 16,400 and covers 6.9 square miles. La Plata is 18.4 miles from Alexandria and 25.5 miles from D.C. The median age is 36.4 years old. The number of college graduates and white-collar professionals was higher in La Plata than the national average.
 

About Waldorf, MD : Waldorf is located in Charles County and has a population of approximately 22,400 covering 12.8 square miles. Waldorf is 13.8 miles from Alexandria and 19.4 miles from D.C. The median age is 32.8 years old. The number of college graduates and white-collar professionals was greater in Waldorf than the national average.

For additional, detailed information about Charles County including history, colleges and universities, law and government, geography, notable residents, adjacent counties, demographics, cities & towns, references and external links, see here.

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