La Plata, MD: What you need to know

La Plata is home to blue crabs - on the menu and in the ball field -  and rich Maryland culture. The city, located only 30 miles from Washington D.C., offers historical attractions such as St. Ignatius Church, the nation's oldest active Catholic parish. Great schools also enrich residents and the workforce. Major economic contributors include the University of Southern Maryland, Facchina Construction Co. and nearby Naval Support Facility Indian Head.

La Plata, MD City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 8,994
Median Age 37
Median Household Income $95,729
Median Home Price $325,300

La Plata, MD Rankings

La Plata , MD Health and Health Care

La Plata, MD Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 51.1%
  Female 48.9%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 74
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Median Population

Median Age 37.3%
Age 18 Over 74.3%
Age 21 Over 70.4%
Age 62 Over 17.1%
Age 65 Over 13.7%


  Ethnicity White 66.2%
  Ethnicity Black 26.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 3.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 1%
  Ethnicity Other 0.3%


  Median Household Income $95,729
  Median Home Price $325,300
  Homes Owned 30.7%
  Homes Rent 69.3%
  Median Property Rent $1,092

More and more small businesses are choosing Charles County, which is great to see. It has always been a beautiful place to live and is equally an excellent place to work.
Joe Namyst Jr., owner, Quality Printers, LLC


  English Only 91.1%
  English Other 8.9%

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Commute Types

  Walked 0.9%
  Worked at Home 3.6%
  Public Transportation 1.2%
  Other Means 2.2%
  Drove Alone 85.2%
  Carpooled 6.9%