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Forest Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Forest Heights had a population of 2,486 as of July 1, 2016. Forest Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Heights is located at latitude 38.8106 and longitude -76.9995 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Forest Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 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 151 feet.

The Town of Forest Heights (GNIS ID: 2390187) 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 Town of Forest Heights is located within District 12, Oxon Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest 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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Forest Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,486
Population in Households 2,486
Population in Familes 2,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,167
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 874
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 611
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 936 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 704 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $213,345
Average Home Value $226,312


Median Household Income $66,736
Average Household Income $71,627
Per Capita Income $25,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.52%
Households 0.11% 0.36%
Families -0.21% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   0.79%
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.

Forest Heights, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest 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 # 257 51st
Population Density1 # 53 90th
Diversity Index2 # 100 81st
Median Household Income # 258 50th
Per Capita Income # 382 26th

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