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Maryland City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 16,093 at the 2010 census. It is located east of Laurel, just over the border with Prince George's County, and it has a Laurel ZIP Code. Maryland City mostly consists of an older, compact housing development and is adjacent to Fort Meade army base. A large newer development (built mid-1990s) on the north side of Maryland Route 198 is known as Russett and is included within the Maryland City CDP.
Maryland City is home to the Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department, which is part of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. MCVFD Station 27 is located at 3498 Laurel Fort Meade Road. It is staffed 24 hours a day by four career firefighters, one of whom is an EMT-paramedic. The career staff is supplemented by volunteers.
Maryland City was developed by the Maryland City Corp, owned by developer Harvey Kayne. The 1,200 acres (490 ha) of eastern Laurel, Maryland, were purchased in 1960 for $3 million from a developer planning "Meade City".