Bryans Road is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charles County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 7,244, up from 4,912 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 15.380 square miles (39.834 km), all of which consists of land. The central part of the community is now dominated by a large water tower just behind the fire department. Maryland Airport, the only airport in Charles County, is located nearby in Pomonkey.
The Charles County Board of Commission commissioned a review to study the cross-county connector, a proposed road to link Maryland Route 5 south of Waldorf to Indian Head Highway in Bryans Road, to address traffic congestion along the Indian Head Highway (Maryland Route 210) corridor. However, plans to build the cross county connector fell dormant after objections from environmentalists and rejections for permits by the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Army Corps of Engineers. In October 2013, the Charles County Board of Commissioners decided to introduce a draft plan at a community meeting that featured a scaled-down plan for area improvements, including alternatives to the cross-county connector.
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,244 people, 2,504 households, and 1,849 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 470.9 people per square mile (181.8/km²). There were 2,694 housing units at an average density of 175.2 housing units per square mile (67.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 34.0% White, 56.9% African American, 1.0% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.
There were 2,504 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living in the household, 48.3% were married couples living together, 20.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. In addition, 21.4% of households were made up of individuals with 2.2% of males age 65 years or older and 3.5% of females age 65 years or older living alone. The average household size was 2.89, and the average family size was 3.35.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 6.8% under the age of 5 years old, 23.1% from 5 to 19 years old, 33.7% from 20 to 44 years old, 26% from 45 to 64 years old, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years old. For every 100 females, there were 92.4 males, while for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $86,016, and the median income for a family was $96,250. Males had a median income of $63,375 versus $53,244 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,559. About 1.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 4% of those age 65 or over.