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Largo, Maryland


Are the boundaries geographical, political, or economic?

Do neighborhoods have names?

Are there sub-communities?

How are these identified?

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The Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, the Carmen E. Turner Maintenance Facility, the Landover Metrobus Division of WMATA, the Giant Food Corporate Office, the Giant Food Corporate Plant, the National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery, and the Ardwick Industrial Park are also located there. Cargo trains, Amtrak train lines, and WMATA Metrorail’s Orange Line from New Carrollton to Vienna, as well as MARC train lines to BWI Light Rail Station and Washington D.C. Union Station. There is also, the Prince George’s Community College in the community.

Housing and Zoning

What is the age of the buildings? Are the residences single family or multifamily dwellings?

The community is littered with very good housing and places of residency. It comprises of single and multifamily residence, also there are apartment complexes located in strategic locations around the community.

Signs of Decay

Is the area well maintained or in disrepair? Is there garbage strewn? Are there trashed/abandoned cars, places for rodents or other wildlife to hide, vacant lots?

The Prince Georges Hospital Centre formally called. It was moved to another location called Largo Center and is now called Maryland Teaching Hospital Center Largo. There where Trash Bins outside, some police cars and doors and windows where all closed with woods.

Parks and Recreational Areas

Are there play areas for children and adults? Are they safe and maintained? Is there a Community Center? Who uses them?

Yes, there are play areas for the children and for adults, people always come here for birthday parties also. It is very safe and well maintained. There is no community center. The residents in the area make use of the park and people who do not live in the community are also allowed to the park.

Common Areas

Where do people collect for social gatherings; where do they “hang out”? Are they for groups or are they open to all? Are there signs posted?

Around busy times, the roadways are quite congested. On Landover Road, you can see individuals of many colors and ethnicities walking, at service stations, and filling up their vehicles with fuel. On the weekends, there are many things going on in the community. Additionally, certain individuals rent the facility for events where children play at the park, adults cook dinners on grills, guests enjoy music, activities, and particularly gaming.


What stores (grocery, retail, drug, dry cleaning, etc.) are in the area? How do residents travel to them?

The community have a shopping complex that serves it. There is food, clothing, hardware, home goods, and pet stores.


How do most people get around the area? Is there public transportation? If so what kind and does it appear to be used? Who uses it? What is the condition of the streets, roads, highways?

Most people get around via Buses, Trains, and their personal car. Yes, there is public transportation, and it is functioning. The road that leads to the entrance is currently under construction, but the main road is in great condition.


Is there evidence of local and national newspapers to other media? Are there informational posters on streets, busses, billboards, etc.?

There are telephone companies and it does cover both local and international calls.

Service Centers

What services are available in the community – health care, social services, schools, employment offices etc.?

This is an Express Care/Urgent Care center. It serves both far and near communities. It has several medical professionals and offices inside that can serve for emergencies, if needs be patients can be transported to the hospital.

People in the Community

Who is in the area during the day? What evidence is thereof particular “classes” of people – upper, middle, working, lower?

Population in 2010: 10,709. Population changes since 2000: +27.4% Males: 5,068 (47.3%) Females: 5,641 (52.7%) Median resident age: 40.9 years Maryland median age: 39.0 years Zip codes: 20774. Estimated median household income in 2019: $88,893 (it was $58,130 in 2000) Largo: $88,893 MD: $86,738 Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,042 (it was $26,312 in 2000)


What are the major industries located in the area? What types of occupations are evident?

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The major industries are interiors and exteriors trim for building houses. The reason for this is because the community is developing. Housing constructions is a continuous activity. The occupations are Customer services, Transporters, deliveries, Renovators, Production and pick-up personnel. Also, storage facilities litters the community.

Protective Services

Where are fire and police stations located? Is there evidence of police and fire protection in the area?

There is a fire station location in this community. There are evidences of police in the area but they have scattered locations, no centralized location.


What is the predominant ethnic group? Are there residents from a variety of ethnic backgrounds or is the community mostly one group? Which one? Are there stores, restaurants, churches, schools, or languages that indicate a particular ethnic group(s)?

Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (70.4%), Other (Hispanic) (14.1%), White (Hispanic) (4.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.61%) make up Largo, Maryland’s top 5 ethnic groupings. In Largo, Maryland, a very small percent of homes has English as the only dialect spoken.


What churches and church-run schools are in the area (denomination)? How many

are there of each denomination?

Mount Ephraim Baptist Church

Is situated at 610 Largo Rd. Kettering, MD 20774.

There are no church-run schools under my zip code or around my community.

Health and Morbity

Is there evidence of any health problems such as drug/alcohol abuse, communicable or chronic diseases, mental illness (etc)?

The State Health Department and census data in Largo, Maryland, says there been a significant rise in cases of drinking because of the accessibility with which alcohol may be purchased and the rise in social acceptance of drinking in public. In Largo and other parts of the United States, typical street drugs include opium, anabolic steroids, ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.


Is there evidence of political activity? Are there any signs that indicate a predominant political party (parties)or concern(s)?

Politically, Largo, Maryland, is a very liberal community, with most of the population voting for the democratic party. In the 2016 presidential election, 89.3% of voters cast ballots for Democrats, 8.7% for Republicans, and 2.0% for independent candidates. 89.3 percent to 8.7% of the vote, Prince George’s County comfortably supported the Democratic candidate for president in 2016. Every presidential election until 2000, Prince George’s County has supported the Democratic Party.


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