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Beltsville is in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for Truman Belt, landowner
The latitude of Beltsville is 39.034N. The longitude is -76.907W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 135 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,690.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Beltsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Prince George's County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20705 ZIP code.
11% of Beltsville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beltsville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beltsville was $24,679, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Beltsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Beltsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $756. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.
Libraries in Beltsville include Beltsville Branch, National Agricultural Library ... View libraries
Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beltsville political report.
The average commute time for Beltsville workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Beltsville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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