La Plata, Maryland

La Plata: Town in Maryland, United States


La Plata is a town located in the county of Charles in the U.S. state of Maryland. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,753 and a population density of 453 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 9,800 inhabitants.

The town was created 136 years ago in 1887.

La Plata locator map
Location of La Plata on Maryland map.

Quick Facts about La Plata

Population : 9,800 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Maryland (United States)
County : Charles County
Twitter username : Townoflaplata
Postal code : 20646
Phone Area Codes : 301, 240
Area : 19.31 km2
Altitude : 190 feet / 58 meters
Capital city : La Plata is capital of Charles County
Establishment : January 01, 1888 (136 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone, UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00
Local time : 14:20:05 (14th April 2024)
Density : 507 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 10.68% (2010-2020)
La Plata  Maryland '8146322119' image
La Plata Maryland '8146322119'
La Plata  Maryland '8146322119' image


La Plata is located at 38°31'45"N 76°58'31"W (38.5292900, -76.9752500).

La Plata map


The population of La Plata increased by 10.68% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,753 - census
2011 8,965 2.36% estimation process
2012 8,981 0.18% estimation process
2013 9,027 0.51% estimation process
2014 9,041 0.15% estimation process
2015 9,145 1.14% estimation process
2016 9,267 1.32% estimation process
2017 9,353 0.92% estimation process
2018 9,455 1.08% estimation process
2019 9,631 1.83% estimation process
2020 9,800 1.72% estimation process

La Plata zip code is 20646. County name: Charles, County fips: 24017

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People born in La Plata (15)

People born in La Plata, including politician John Grant Chapman, baseball player Daryl Thompson, football player and coach Matt Dyson, .


  • Ryan Hackett (American stock car racing driver) he was born in 30/07/1982
  • Sean T. Buffington (American academic administrator)
  • Steve Farr (American baseball player) he was born in 12/12/1956
  • Thomas M. Middleton (American politician) he was born in 01/09/1945
  • Tim Drummond (American baseball player) he was born in 24/12/1964
  • William Daniel Mayer (American politician) he was born in 30/10/1941
  • Joshua Soule Zimmerman (American lawyer, politician, and orchardist) he was born in 16/01/1874
  • Trevon Jenifer (American basketball player (1988-)) he was born in 07/09/1988
  • Matthew Morgan (American politician,member of the Maryland House of Delegates (born 1973)) he was born in 05/02/1973
  • Ljay Newsome (American baseball player) he was born in 08/11/1996
  • Herbert James White (American agronomist) he was born in 05/09/1890
  • Pearley Johnson (American baseball player) he was born in 01/01/1905

Schools in La Plata

College & universities near La Plata, MD

Code Name City ZIP
162122 College of Southern Maryland La Plata (MD) 20646-0910
486424 Saint Michael College of Allied Health Alexandria (VA) 22309-2348
480930 Paul Mitchell the School-Woodbridge Woodbridge (VA) 22192
427894 CET-Alexandria Alexandria (VA) 22312
430184 Strayer University-Maryland Suitland (MD) 20746

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near La Plata, MD

Code Name Address Type
WDB Woodbridge station 1040 Express Way RAIL
QAN Quantico 550 Railroad Avenue RAIL
LOR Lorton station 8006 Lorton Road RAIL
ALX Union Station 110 Callahan Drive RAIL
WAS Washington Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave NE RAIL

Post offices near La Plata

Post Office Name City ZIP
La Plata Post Office La Plata (MD) 20646
Port Toba Post Office Port Tobacco (MD) 20677
Pomfr Post Office Pomfret (MD) 20675
White Plain Post Office White Plains (MD) 20695
Faulkner Post Office Faulkner (MD) 20632

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Charles County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Charles County , MD.

City Name Population Title
Waldorf 67,752 Census designated place
Saint Charles 36,376 City in St.
Bennsville 11,923 Census designated place in Maryland, United States
Bryans Road 7,244 Census designated place
Middletown 4,910 Town in Maryland, USA
Indian Head 3,787 Town in Charles County, Maryland, United States
Potomac Heights 1,117 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

La Plata distances to largest Maryland cities