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New Carrollton is a city located in central Prince George's County, Maryland, in the United States.  As of the 2010 census, population was 12,135.  New Carrollton is 12 miles (19 km) east of the center of Washington, D.C.

It is built on the former estate of a horse racing figure, Edward L. Mahoney. After Mahoney's death in 1957, the land was acquired by developer Albert W. Turner, who sought to create a planned suburb. He had received a charter for a City of Carrollton from the Maryland General Assembly four years earlier, on April 11, 1953.  Carrollton was named after early Maryland settler Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence. As two other Maryland communities were also named Carrollton, a voter referendum on May 2, 1966, approved the renaming of the community to New Carrollton.

Bordering areas

  • Landover Hills (southwest)
  • Woodlawn (southwest)
  • East Riverdale (west)
  • Greenbelt (north)
  • Seabrook (northeast)
  • Lanham (east)


New Carrollton is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools.

Portions of New Carrollton are zoned to the following schools:

  • Carrollton Elementary School (8300 Quintana Street)
  • Robert Frost Elementary School (6419 85th Avenue)
  • Lamont Elementary School (7101 Good Luck Road)

All of New Carrollton is zoned to:

  • Charles Carroll Middle School (6130 Lamont Drive)
  • Parkdale High School

In addition, Margaret Brent Regional Center (5816 Lamont Terrace), a magnet school, is located in New Carrollton.


New Carrollton is located at 38°57′59″N 76°52′36″W (38.966360, -76.876643).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.



As of the census of 2000, there were 12,589 people, 4,568 households, and 3,074 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,288.5 people per square mile (3,197.8/km²). There were 4,749 housing units at an average density of 3,126.7 per square mile (1,206.3/km²). 

There were 4,568 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,930, and the median income for a family was $56,696. Males had a median income of $35,438 versus $35,599 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,654. About 5.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.


Most of the city lies within a wedge just inside the Capital Beltway, east of the Baltimore–Washington Parkway and north of U.S. Route 50.

The New Carrollton Amtrak station is the first north of Washington Union Station on the Northeast Corridor. It is also served by the Penn Line of the MARC commuter rail service. The adjacent New Carrollton station of the Washington Metro is the eastern terminus of the Orange Line.