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Hyattsville

City of Hyattsville

  •   State: 
    Maryland
      County: 
    Prince George's County
      City: 
    Hyattsville
      County FIPS: 
    24033
      Coordinates: 
    38°57′25″N 76°57′5″W
      Area total: 
    2.73 sq mi (7.07 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.71 sq mi (7.01 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.07 km²)
      Elevation: 
    105 ft (32 m)
      Established: 
    1886; Incorporated 1886
  •   Latitude: 
    38,9497
      Longitude: 
    -76,8912
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    20781
    20782
    20783
    20784
    20785
      GMAP: 

    Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States

  •   Population: 
    21,187
      Population density: 
    7,832.53 residents per square mile of area (3,024.22/km²)
      Household income: 
    $56,992
      Households: 
    5,422
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%
      Income taxes: 
    7.95%

Before Europeans reached the area, the upper Anacostia River was home to Nacotchtank/Anaquashtank people, a Piscataway-speaking Algonquian peoples. The city's founder, Christopher Clark Hyatt, purchased his first parcel of land in the area in 1845. In the years following the Civil War, Hyatt and other local landowners subdivided their properties and sold lots. Hyattsville was incorporated as a city on April 7, 1886. In 2000, same-sex couples accounted for 1.3 percent of households, more than double the national average. Since 2000, the city has undergone a major redevelopment in the Arts District and the area surrounding the Prince George's Plaza Metro station. As of 2020, additional residential and retail development is underway near the WestHyattsville Metro station and The Mall at Prince Georges. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, theCity has a total area of 2.70 square miles (6.99 km²) of which 2.67 square miles of land is land and 0.03 square miles is water. The population was 21,187 at the 2020 United States Census, and it is located in the humid subtropical climate zone (Köppen: Cfa), characterized by hot humid summers and generally cool to mild winters, with high annual precipitation. It lies within USDA plant hardiness zone 7a. In 2010, there were 17,557 people, 6,324 households, and 6,575 families residing in the city.

History

Hyattsville is the primary city name, but also Adelphi are acceptable city names or spellings, Langley Park on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of Hyattsville. Before Europeans reached the area, the upper Anacostia River was home to Nacotchtank/Anaquashtank people, a Piscataway-speaking Algonquian peoples. European encroachment and diseases decimated their population. The city's founder, Christopher Clark Hyatt (1799-1884), purchased his first parcel of land in the area in 1845. Hyatt opened a store and began mail delivery, officially naming the nascent community "Hyattsville" in his 1859 application to become postmaster. In the years following the Civil War, Hyatt and other local landowners subdivided their properties and sold lots. Hyattsville was incorporated as a city on April 7, 1886. Since 2000, the city has undergone a major redevelopment, including significant residential and retail development in the Arts District and the area surrounding the Prince George's Plaza Metro station and The Mall at Prince Georges. As of 2020, additional residential and Retail development is underway near the West Hyattsvile Metro station. Along Route 1, craft brewers and distillers have played a notable role in revitalizing old commercial properties. The opening of the WashingtonBaltimore Turnpike (modern day US 1) in 1812 and the B&O Railroad Washington Branch line in 1835 brought more settlers to the area. The latter area, University Town Center contains residential condos, student housing, office buildings, a public plaza, and retail space, including a 14-screen movie theater and several restaurants.

Geography

The City of Hyattsville consists of six subdivisions. The city has a total area of 2.70 square miles (6.99 km²) It lies within the humid subtropical climate zone (Köppen: Cfa), characterized by hot humid summers and generally cool to mild winters, with high annual precipitation. It is within USDA plant hardiness zone 7a. It has a population of 3,816. The City ofHyattsville is located in the state of Maryland. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 3,081. It lies in the central part of the state, near the border with Washington, D.C. and the state capital of Baltimore. It was the site of the World War II-era Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the early 20th century, the city was known as the "capital of the Confederacy" because of its role as a hub for the defense of the United States against the Soviet Union. It also was the location of the Battle of St. Valentine's Day, which occurred in the early 1930s. The Battle was fought between the U.N. forces and the Soviet Army. It took place near what is now the University of Maryland, at the time known as St. Mary's College Park. The battle was one of the deadliest in the history of American warfare, with more than 1,000 people killed.

Demographics

As of the 2010 U.S. census, there were 17,557 people, 6,324 households, and 3,724 families residing in the city. In 2000, same-sex couples accounted for 1.3 percent of households, more than double the national average. The city has attracted a significant gay and lesbian population. The population of the city is expected to rise to 21,187 by the 2020 census. The median income for a city household in the 2010 census was $45,355, and for a family was $51,625. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.39. The gender makeup of theCity was 50.8% male and 49.2% female. The racial makeup of. the city was 33.2%. White, 35.6% African American, 0.8%. Native American, 4.4% Asian, 0.,04% Pacific Islander, 10.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 38.6%. The city was spread out, with 24.2.% under the age of 18, 20.3% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, and 10.9% from 45 to 64. The. median age in the City was 32.1 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males and there were 85.7. females. The per capita income for the City of Hyattsville was $33,088.

Arts and culture

The historic district of the city is home to a number of Victorian houses built in the late 1880s and Sears bungalows and Arts & Crafts houses built between the wars (late 1910s and early 1940s). Historic Hyattsville is roughly bounded by East West Highway to the north; Route 1 to the east; the 38th Street Neighborhood Park to the south, and Queens Chapel Road to the west. Some historic sites are listed on the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission: and the National Register of Historic Places. In 1982, a portion of theCity was placed on the National register of historic Places as the Hyatt'sville Historic District; the district was extended in late 2004. In the winter of 2015, a traveling exhibition platform Visual Collaborative used the Lustine Center to host a group exhibition themed Vanity.Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, a nonprofit arts center is located in Hyattsvile, in the historic Arcade building. Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) operates the Hy Wattsville Branch Library. The original mid-century modern building with its distinctive googie-style flying saucer entryway was demolished in 2019 after a failed effort by preservationists to have the building renovated instead of replaced. The library system's administrative offices were housed in a building adjacent to the Hyattsvillle Branch until they were moved to the Largo Library in Largo in 2015. The Hyattsville Branch Library with its Googie flying saucers entrance and Northwestern High School are also located in University Hills.

Government

When first incorporated, Hyattsville was run by a Board of Commissioners; in May 1900, it switched to a mayor and common council system. Today, the city government consists of a popularly elected mayor and a ten-person city council. The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is headquartered in Hyatt'sville. Prince George's County Police Department District 1 Station serves areas outside of the city that are not located in an incorporated municipality that maintains its own police department. The U.S. Postal Service operates Hyattsvile Post Office, the West Hyatts ville Post Office and the Prince Georges Plaza Post Office. The Calvert Carrier Annex has a Hyattsvillle address but is physically in Riverdale Park. In December 2016, the City Council passed a charter amendment to allow non-citizen residents the right to vote in municipal elections. The city is one of the few jurisdictions in the United States to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote for the first time in city elections. In January 2015, the Hyattsevillians voted to expand voting rights again, granting non-Citizens the chance to vote on a local level for the second time in the city's history. The City Council also voted in January 2015 to allow 17- and 18-year old residents to vote, making the city one of only a few jurisdictions to do so. The Hyattsovillians also voted on January 15, 2015, to extend voting rights to non-citizens to the age of 18.

Education

The city is served by Prince George's County Public Schools, and its borders overlap with the enrollment areas for the following public schools:Hyattsville Elementary, Felegy Elementary, Hyattsville Middle, and Northwestern High School, along with the Chelsea School, St. Matthews, DeMatha, and St. Jerome Academy are located within the city limits. The University of Maryland campus in College Park is located approximately 2 miles north on Baltimore Avenue (Route 1) from historic Hyattville. The city is home to the University of Mary Washington, which has an extension center in University Town Center. It is also the home of the College Park Academy, which was founded in 2013 and moved to its permanent Riverdale Park campus in 2017. It also is the site of the former St. Mark the Evangelist School, which closed in 2010 and merged into Saint Francis International School in 2010. It was previously known as the Hyatt County School of the Arts and Science, which opened in the late 1800s and is located in the same building as the city's historic library. It has a number of private schools, including Chelsea School for students with language-based learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD. The City of Maryland is the location of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is based in the town of College Park, Maryland, and has a training center in the nearby town of Silver Spring. The town also has a high school, Bladensburg High, that was established in the 1930s.

Infrastructure

Several major surface highways serve Hyattsville. The city is well connected to regional Anacostia Tributary Trail System network of hikerbiker trails. Capital Bikeshare has eight bikeshARE stations within the city. In 2017, the city police department became the first law enforcement agency in the U.S. to put a Chevrolet Bolt (all-electric) fully marked police patrol vehicle into service. It has since added an all-electric police motorcycle, and six public electric vehicle charging stations, which are free to use by the public. It is located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, which is home to the National Mall, the Mall of America, and the World Trade Center. The National Mall is the largest employer in the city, with more than 10,000 employees. It was the site of the opening of the World trade Center in 1993, and is now home to more than 100,000 workers. It also hosts the National Museum of American History, which was opened in 1998. The World Trade Centre is the world's largest museum of American history, with a collection of more than 2,000 works of art, including many works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Pablo Picasso. The U.N. World Heritage Site is also in the area, and has been designated as a World Heritage site since 1998. It's home to a museum of African-American history, which dates back to the 17th century.

In popular culture

The city was involved in a minor controversy in April 2006. In the episode airing April 27, the Geena Davis television series Commander in Chief depicted Hyattsville as having twelve murders in six months. The city and Prince George's County were very upset at ABC. On May 1, ABC formally apologized to both the city and county. Washington, D.C., based detective novelist George Pelecanos has included Hyatt'sville in some of his novels, including The Man Who Came Uptown. He has also written about the city in his book, "The Man who came to town" The city is located on the Potomac River, which runs through the heart of Washington, DC. It is also on the Rappahannock River, on which the town of Rappahanni, Maryland is located. The town is on the eastern edge of the National Mall, on the Maryland Turnpike, and on the George Washington University campus. It was the site of the World War II-era Battle of the Bulge, in which the U.S. Army tried to protect the city from the advancing Soviet Union. The Battle was fought in the early 1950s. It has been the scene of some of the most famous battles in American history, including the Battle of Gettysburg, which ended in a stalemate in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The battle was one of the deadliest battles in the history of the United States, with more than 1,000 people killed.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland = 14.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 53. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 80. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hyattsville = 4.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 21,187 individuals with a median age of 37.1 age the population dropped by -0.84% in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 7,832.53 residents per square mile of area (3,024.22/km²). There are average 2.62 people per household in the 5,422 households with an average household income of $56,992 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.40% of the available work force and has dropped -5.42% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.76%. The number of physicians in Hyattsville per 100,000 population = 141.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Hyattsville = 42.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 15.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 207. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 25.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 42, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland which are owned by the occupant = 48.04%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 56 years with median home cost = $220,370 and home appreciation of -17.89%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.07 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,729 per student. There are 15.5 students for each teacher in the school, 904 students for each Librarian and 349 students for each Counselor. 3.73% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.47% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.95% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hyattsville's population in Prince George's County, Maryland of 1,222 residents in 1900 has increased 17,34-fold to 21,187 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.96% female residents and 48.04% male residents live in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland.

    As of 2020 in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland are married and the remaining 51.14% are single population.

  • 35.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Hyattsville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    58.04% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.43% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 21.11% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.17% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland, 48.04% are owner-occupied homes, another 46.21% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.75% are vacant.

  • The 29.83% of the population in Hyattsville, Prince George's County, Maryland who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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