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La Plata is a town in Charles County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a local farm, called "Le Plateau"
The latitude of La Plata is 38.529N. The longitude is -76.975W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 190 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,590.
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16% of La Plata residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Plata ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Plata was $24,669, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of La Plata residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in La Plata, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $584. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,366.
Libraries in La Plata include Charles County Branch, La Plata Branch ... View libraries
Charles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Plata political report.
The average commute time for La Plata workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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