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District Heights, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of District Heights had a population of 6,255 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,255
Daytime Population: Workers 800
Daytime Population: Residents 3,273
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,073
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 6,201
Population in Familes 5,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 6,749
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $59,803
Average Household Income $70,073
Per Capita Income $24,701


Total Housing Units 2,349 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,410 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 764 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 175 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $241,159
Average Home Value $251,135


Total Households 2,174
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 1,561
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 0.96% 0.79%
Households 0.81% 0.69%
Families 0.51% 0.57%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

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, 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 # 176 66th
Population Density # 24 96th
Diversity Index # 308 41st
Median Household Income # 328 37th
Per Capita Income # 410 21st

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