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Mount Rainier
Prince George'S County , Maryland

ZipCodes
20712




Page Contents for Mount Rainier, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Mount Rainier is approximately 8,627 (2006), 8080 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,756 (2000), 3344 (2010).
The amount of land area in Mount Rainier is 1.691 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Mount Rainier is 0.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mount Rainier to Washington DC is 4 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 26 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mount Rainier is positioned 38.94 degrees north of the equator and 76.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Mount Rainier elevation is 130 feet above sea level.
Mount Rainier per capita income is $ 17,558 (2000).
Mount Rainier median income is $ 41,200 (2000).
The Mount Rainier median home price is $ 209,000 (2000).

Location

near the eastern Atlantic coastline about four miles from Washington DC. Other nearby communities include Brentwood, North Brentwood, Cottage City, Colmar Manor, Hyattsville, Chillum, Edmonston and Bladensburg.
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History & History Related Items

When Washington, D.C. began to expand and grow in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the areas surrounding the capital also began to grow. Many wanted to live away from the city, but not too far. Due to the expansion and these desires, Mount Rainier was born. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad added more lines and the community began to develop alone this line. When the Clemson farm was sold and developed, the surveyors, from the northwestern U.S. state of Washington, began to give street names from their home state, including naming the town Mount Rainier after the famous mountain peak in Washington State. In 1897, a streetcar line going to Mount Rainier from Washington, D.C. also brought new community members and early commuters. Still, the area remained fairly rural with just about 50 people around the turn of the 20th century. As the years went by, more people came and now some businesses were also opening, mostly around the station which rapidly became known as downtown. The 1,242 early residents desired to incorporate and their wishes became reality on 14 April 1910.

Here is a history page for Mount Rainier.
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Attractions

Learn more about Mount Rainier at this site.


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Mount Rainier City Government

City of Mount Rainier, Maryland
One Municipal Place
Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712
Phone: 301-985-6585
Fax: 301-985-6595

Mount Rainier Schools

Prince Georges County Public Schools
14201 School Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 301-952-6000 Mount Rainier

Miscellany

The population of Mount Rainier was:
1900 50
1910 1,242
1990 - 7,954
2000 - 8,498
2006 - 8,627
Median age:
2000 - 31.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 35,920
2005 - $ 41,200

Median house value:
2000 - $ 111,200
2005 - $ 209,000


Mount Rainier is located in the Easter Time Zone and does paricipate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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