Lanham is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Prince George's County, Maryland. As of the 2020 United States Census it had a population of 11,282. The New Carrollton station (the terminus of the Washington Metro's Orange Line) as well as an Amtrak station are across the Capital Beltway in New Carrollton, Maryland. Doctors Community Hospital is located in Lanham.
Location within the state of Maryland
Lanham (the United States)
|Coordinates: 38°58′01″N 76°51′43″W / 38.96694°N 76.86194°WCoordinates: 38°58′01″N 76°51′43″W / 38.96694°N 76.86194°W|
|• Total||3.55 sq mi (9.19 km2)|
|• Land||3.53 sq mi (9.14 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|• Density||3,197.85/sq mi (1,234.70/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||597661|
The Thomas J. Calloway House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lanham has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.54%, is water.
Prince George's County Police Department District 2 Station in Brock Hall CDP, with a Bowie postal address, serves the community.
The U.S. Postal Service operates the Lanham Seabrook Post Office in Lanham CDP.
EdTech company 2U (Nasdaq: REVU), Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, reverse logistics company Optoro, software company Vocus, media company Radio One and publisher Rowman & Littlefield are based in Lanham.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||808||588||7.96%||5.21%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||6,579||5,998||64.77%||53.16%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||16||17||0.16%||0.15%|
|Asian alone (NH)||319||352||3.14%||3.12%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||5||0||0.05%||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||28||50||0.28%||0.44%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||133||233||1.31%||2.07%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||2,269||4,044||22.34%||35.84%|
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.
Prince George's County Public Schools serves Lanham CDP.
Residents of the CDP are divided between James McHenry Elementary School and Seabrook Elementary School. All residents are zoned to Thomas Johnson Middle School and DuVal High School.
There is a private Catholic school, Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle.
Other area schools: