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District Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of District Heights had a population of 6,155 as of July 1, 2016. District Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for District Heights is located at latitude 38.8592 and longitude -76.8881 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of District Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 269 feet.

The City of District Heights (GNIS ID: 2390582) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of District Heights is located within District 6, Spauldings, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with District Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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District Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,155
Population in Households 6,101
Population in Familes 5,146
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density1 6,641
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 2,144
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 1,540
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,391 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 753 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $229,697
Average Home Value $234,209


Median Household Income $58,112
Average Household Income $68,995
Per Capita Income $24,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.99%
Households 0.72% 0.83%
Families 0.37% 0.7%
Median Household Income   0.1%
Per Capita Income   0.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

District Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares District Heights to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 179 66th
Population Density1 # 23 96th
Diversity Index2 # 303 42nd
Median Household Income # 332 36th
Per Capita Income # 403 22nd

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