Cottage City, officially the Town of Cottage City, is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,305 at the 2010 census. Cottage City is a small, quiet community lying between Eastern Avenue (the border with Washington, D.C.), Brentwood, Colmar Manor, and the Anacostia River. Cottage City was developed beginning in 1870 under the name of “The Highlands”. The area was incorporated in 1924 as Cottage City.
Cottage City is located at 38°56′11″N 76°57′2″W / 38.93639°N 76.95056°W / 38.93639; -76.95056 (38.936261, -76.950606).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,305 people, 467 households, and 263 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,220.0 inhabitants per square mile (2,015.5/km). There were 500 housing units at an average density of 2,000.0 per square mile (772.2/km). The racial makeup of the town was 20.7% White, 46.6% African American, 1.7% Native American, 6.9% Asian, 19.2% from other races, and 4.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 34.4% of the population.
There were 467 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.3% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.7% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.67.
The median age in the town was 38.7 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.5% were from 45 to 64; and 10.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,136 people, 465 households, and 248 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,613.5 people per square mile (1,754.4/km²). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 2,042.8 per square mile (776.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 28.61% White, 54.75% African American, 0.88% Native American, 4.05% Asian, 7.57% from other races, and 4.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.29% of the population.
There were 465 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.7% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 41.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the town, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $38,594, and the median income for a family was $47,639. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $34,519 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,166. About 11.0% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.