Brentwood is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 3,046 at the 2010 census. Brentwood is less than 1-mile (1.6 km) away from Washington, D.C. The municipality of Brentwood is located just outside the northeast boundary of the District of Columbia and surrounded by the communities of Mount Rainier, Cottage City, North Brentwood, and the nearby Hyattsville. Along the Route 1 Corridor, Brentwood is part of the Gateway Arts District.
Brentwood is located at 38°56′31″N 76°57′20″W / 38.94194°N 76.95556°W / 38.94194; -76.95556 (38.942011, -76.955597).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,046 people, 933 households, and 624 families residing in the town. The population density was 8,015.8 inhabitants per square mile (3,094.9/km). There were 1,046 housing units at an average density of 2,752.6 per square mile (1,062.8/km). The racial makeup of the town was 25.9% White, 38.0% African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 27.7% from other races, and 5.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.3% of the population.
There were 933 households of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 3.78.
The median age in the town was 32.8 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,844 people, 905 households, and 636 families residing in the town. The population density was 7,511.0 people per square mile (2,889.7/km²). There were 971 housing units at an average density of 2,564.4 per square mile (986.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 28.62% White, 49.75% African American, 0.42% Native American, 2.11% Asian, 15.05% from other races, and 4.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.63% of the population.
There were 905 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 23.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.68.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $45,427, and the median income for a family was $45,244. Males had a median income of $28,563 versus $27,694 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,700. About 9.8% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.