Greenbelt, MD Overview

The City of Greenbelt has gone into the history books as the first community in the United States built as a federal venture in housing.  From the beginning it was designed as a complete city, with businesses, schools, roads and facilities for recreation and town government.  Greenbelt was a planned community, noted for its interior walkways, underpasses, its system of inner courtyards and one of the first mall-type shopping centers in the United States.  Modeled after English garden cities of the 19th century, Greenbelt took its name from the belt of green forestland with which it was surrounded and from the belts of green between neighborhoods that offered easy contact with nature. Today much of the original features of this planned community still exist.  In addition to it, the city itself has expanded to include additional shopping centers, high rise office buildings, garden apartments, townhouses and private development.  With the construction of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, the Capital Beltway, and Kenilworth Avenue, which meet in Greenbelt, the city has become a center of major residential and commercial development within the Prince George‚Äôs County.


Population Growth (since 2000)16%
Population Density (ppl / mile)3,944.00
Household Size (ppl)2.375
Households w/ Children28%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover0%
5+ Years in Residency25%
Median Year in Residency2.6

Housing Inventory

Greenbelt, MD Housing Inventory 5,3946894,9925,3946894,992

Market Overview

36 listings with an estimated median price of $172,500

$0 - 100K1
$100K - 200K20
$200K - 300K5
$300K - 400K5
$400K - 500K3
$500K - 600K2
Property TypeCount
Single Family3
Lots and Land1

(Data as of 8/9/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Greenbelt, MD Population Demographics

Total: 24,668


Median Age: 37.18

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Greenbelt, MD Temperature

Weather Risk

Greenbelt, MD Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Greenbelt, MD Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Greenbelt, MD Highest Education Level Attained 3,1113,2571,1297851,2053,2313,9243,1113,2577851,2053,231

Employment and Finance


Greenbelt, MD Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $70,590)

Greenbelt, MD Income by dollar range 2912523303602744606214644838301,1551,7001,0367629602319980

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Greenbelt, MD Crime

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