What you need to know about La Plata, MD

La Plata is home to blue crabs - on the menu and in the ball field -  and rich Maryland culture. The city, located only 30 miles from Washington D.C., offers historical attractions such as St. Ignatius Church, the nation's oldest active Catholic parish. Great schools also enrich residents and the workforce. Major economic contributors include the University of Southern Maryland, Facchina Construction Co. and nearby Naval Support Facility Indian Head.

Top 10 Minor League Baseball Teams 2010
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in La Plata, MD
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball in La Plata
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs play minor league baseball at the Regency Furniture Stadium.


Homes Owned 69.41%
69.41% Complete
Homes Rented 30.59%
30.59% Complete

Real Estate

In La Plata, Maryland

Ready to move to La Plata? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in La Plata.

Median Home Price

Higher than the state average
More and more small businesses are choosing Charles County, which is great to see. It has always been a beautiful place to live and is equally an excellent place to work.

Joe Namyst Jr., owner, Quality Printers, LLC


In La Plata, Maryland

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how La Plata rates.

Median Household Income

Higher than the national average


In La Plata, Maryland

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in La Plata.


Most residents are
5-17 Years old


In La Plata, Maryland

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in La Plata.


Bachelor’s Degree 32%
32% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete

La Plata, MD's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Minor League Baseball Teams 2010