Camp Springs is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 19,096 at the 2010 census. Camp Springs is not an official post office designation; the area is divided between the surrounding mailing addresses of Temple Hills, Fort Washington, Clinton, and Suitland. It includes the unincorporated area of Andrews Manor, Maryland.
Camp Springs is located at 38°48′27″N 76°55′05″W / 38.807463°N 76.918028°W / 38.807463; -76.918028. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.7 square miles (20.0 km), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km), or 0.19%, is water.
Joint Base Andrews, home base of the Air Force Systems Command and the official presidential airplane Air Force One, is adjacent to Camp Springs, and the base in particular, along with federal jobs in Washington, D.C., were major reasons for the community’s original development. The Capital Beltway passes through the area, and the Washington Metro Branch Avenue station, southern terminus of the Green Line, is located nearby. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission operates a year-round indoor and outdoor public swimming pool on Allentown Road. The Camp Springs Senior Activity Center is housed in the former Camp Springs Elementary School. From the Heart Church Ministries has an average weekly attendance of 7,000 worshippers.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,968 people, 6,210 households, and 4,831 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,475.9 people per square mile (955.6/km²). There were 6,494 housing units at an average density of 894.8 per square mile (345.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 20.07% White, 74.28% African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.07% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.
There were 6,210 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.24.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $69,371, and the median income for a family was $76,495. Males had a median income of $43,135 versus $39,736 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,474. About 2.0% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.