Pimlico, Baltimore

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The Preakness Stakes are held each year in the Baltimore neighborhood of Pimlico.
The Preakness Stakes are held each year in the Baltimore neighborhood of Pimlico.
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)EDT
ZIP code
Area code410, 443, and 667

Pimlico, a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, is the site of Pimlico Race Course, which holds the Preakness Stakes, one of the three legs of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. From 1896 through 1915, Pimlico was also the home of Baltimore's Electric Park, a popular amusement park located near the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Belvedere Avenue.


As of the U.S. Census of 2000, there were 1,145 people residing in the Pimlico neighborhood. The racial makeup of Pimlico was 5.1 percent White, 90.6 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 0.3 percent Asian. 59.8 percent of occupied housing units were owner-occupied. 9.3 percent of housing units were vacant. Pimlico has a significant and growing number of Jamaican and African immigrants.[2]

35.5 percent of those in the civilian labor force were employed. The median household income was $23,654. [3]

Artist Marie E. Johnson-Calloway was born in Pimlico.[4]


  1. ^ http://www.zipmaps.net/Maryland/Baltimore_city/Z_Pimlico.htm
  2. ^ 2010 Census
  3. ^ "2000 Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: Pimlico Good Neighbors" (PDF). Baltimore Dept. of Planning. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2007-11-16.
  4. ^ Jules Heller; Nancy G. Heller (19 December 2013). North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-63882-5.

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Coordinates: 39°21′10″N 76°40′33″W / 39.35278°N 76.67583°W / 39.35278; -76.67583