Forest Heights, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Forest Heights had a population of 2,500 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Forest Heights, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,500
Daytime Population: Workers 649
Daytime Population: Residents 1,293
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,942
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 2,500
Population in Familes 2,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,196
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $64,702
Average Household Income $70,885
Per Capita Income $25,005


Total Housing Units 931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 709 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $225,645
Average Home Value $239,810


Total Households 877
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 613
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.32%
Households 0.14% 0.14%
Families -0.13% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 2017 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 # 256 51st
Population Density # 53 90th
Diversity Index # 102 80th
Median Household Income # 288 45th
Per Capita Income # 405 22nd

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