Arbutus is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland. Its population at the 2000 census was 20,116.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is located in both Arbutus and the neighboring unincorporated municipality of Catonsville, Maryland. This area historically significant places as well.
The majority of the population comprises White Americans. A small percentage of the population comrpises African Americans.