Fort Washington, Maryland

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Fort Washington is a census-designated place located in Prince George's County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 23,845.

It is the site of Fort Washington, for many decades the only defensive fort protecting Washington D.C.. The fort is a stone structure with a good cannon shot down the Potomac River. During the War of 1812, the Fort was quickly abandoned during a British advance. Off shore from the fort are the wrecked remains of the USS Princeton, a warship that accidently exploded subsequent to the American Civil War.

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Geography

Location of Fort Washington, Maryland

Fort Washington is located at 38°44'37" North, 77°0'37" West (38.743481, -77.010383)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 36.3 km² (14.0 mi²). 35.2 km² (13.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.1 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.00% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 23,845 people, 8,245 households, and 6,505 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 678.0/km² (1,756.4/mi²). There are 8,621 housing units at an average density of 245.1/km² (635.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 18.70% White, 67.17% African American, 0.36% Native American, 10.35% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,245 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% are married couples living together, 14.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% are non-families. 17.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.87 and the average family size is 3.22.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $81,177, and the median income for a family is $88,374. Males have a median income of $46,656 versus $42,450 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $30,871. 3.7% of the population and 2.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.0% of those under the age of 18 and 4.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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