Arnold, Maryland

According to deluxesurveillance, Arnold, Maryland is a quiet suburban community located in Anne Arundel County, just south of Annapolis. With a population of about 24,000, Arnold is known for its small-town charm and tight-knit community.

Arnold has been around since the late 1700s when it was first settled by English colonists. Since then, Arnold has grown to become an important part of the greater Annapolis area. It is home to many businesses and organizations such as the U.S. Naval Academy, Fort Meade Military Base, and Anne Arundel Community College.

The climate in Arnold is mild and temperate year-round with hot summers and mild winters. Rainfall averages around 42 inches per year while snowfall averages 16 inches per year.

Arnold offers plenty of recreational activities for its residents to enjoy. The town boasts four public parks including Broadneck Park where people can enjoy sports fields, playgrounds, walking trails, picnic areas and more. There are also three public golf courses for those looking to hit the links! For those looking for a little more adventure there are plenty of nearby hiking trails as well as water activities like kayaking or fishing on the nearby Chesapeake Bay or Severn River.

For shopping needs Arnold offers several retail stores such as Target, Walmart Supercenter and Safeway grocery store all within close proximity to each other in the town center area. There are also several restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining options located throughout town that offer something for everyone’s taste buds!

According to electronicsmatter, Arnold also provides its residents with top-notch schools that are part of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools system which includes four elementary schools (Cape St Claire Elementary School; Broadneck Elementary School; Belvedere Elementary School; and Arnold Elementary School) one middle school (Magothy River Middle School) one high school (Broadneck High School) as well as one private school (Broadneck Christian Academy). All these schools provide an excellent education to students in the area!

Residents of Arnold take pride in their community’s strong sense of community spirit which is evident in their annual events such as 4th of July celebrations at Broadneck Park or their annual holiday parades through downtown Arnold! This sense of camaraderie makes living here truly unique and special! With its charming small-town feel combined with all the amenities that come with living near larger cities like Annapolis – it’s no wonder why so many people choose to call Arnold home.

Population: 23,422
Males: 11,341 (48.4%), Females: 12,081 (51.6%)

Anne Arundel County

Zip code: 21012

Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $74,002
Median house value: $182,400

Races in Arnold:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.3%)
  • Black (4.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.3%), Irish (20.5%), English (16.9%), Italian (9.4%), United States (6.6%), Polish (4.0%).

Elevation: 120 feet

Land area: 10.8 square miles

Arnold, Maryland


For population 25 years and over in Arnold

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 48.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arnold CDP

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 63.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

4.2% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.3% Asia, 0.4% Latin America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Arnold:

  • NORTH ARUNDEL HOSP (about 13 miles; GLEN BURNIE, MD)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Arnold:

  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 15 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Abbreviation: BWI)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 31 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; Abbreviation: ADW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Arnold:

  • LEE (about 10 miles; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Abbreviation: ANP)
  • SOUTH RIVER (about 11 miles; EDGEWATER, MD; Abbreviation: 00B)
  • KENTMORR AIRPARK (about 14 miles; STEVENSVILLE, MD; Abbreviation: 3W3)

Amtrak stations near Arnold:

  • 17 miles: BWI AIRPORT RAIL STATION (BALTIMORE, AMTRAK WAY). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: BALTIMORE (1500 N. CHARLES ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Arnold:

  • ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,467; Location: 101 COLLEGE PKY; Public; Website:

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Arnold:

  • UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY (about 5 miles; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,172)
  • BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; BOWIE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,323)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE (about 20 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
  • UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE (about 20 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,230)
  • JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 12,330)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-BALTIMORE COUNTY (about 21 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 9,095)
  • COPPIN STATE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,844)

Private high school in Arnold:

  • ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 1535 RITCHIE HIGHWAY; Grades: PK – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Arnold:

  • SEVERN RIVER MIDDLE (Students: 898; Location: 241 PENINSULA FARM RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MAGOTHY RIVER MIDDLE (Students: 746; Location: 241 PENINSULA FARM RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BROADNECK ELEMENTARY (Students: 650; Location: 470 SHORE ACRES RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BELVEDERE ELEMENTARY (Students: 493; Location: 360 BROADWATER RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ARNOLD ELEMENTARY (Students: 408; Location: 90 CHURCH RD; Grades: KG – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Arnold:

  • CHESAPEAKE ACADEMY (Students: 285; Location: 1185 BALTIMORE ANNAPOLIS BLVD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • COLLEGE PARKWAYS CREATIVE BEGI (Students: 224; Location: 301 COLLEGE PARKWAY; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ASBURY COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN PRE (Students: 181; Location: 78 CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • ARNOLD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 83; Location: 804 WINDSOR ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • WEE LAD – LASSIE EARLY LRNG CR (Students: 67; Location: 1281 BALTIMORE ANNAPOLIS BLVD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MERITOR ACADEMY (Students: 60; Location: ONE JOYCE LANE EAST; Grades: PK – 3)