District Heights, MD 20747 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20747: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
District Heights, MD 20747

Acceptable Alternative
District Hts, MD 20747
Forestville, MD 20747

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Prince Georges County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.855, Longitude -76.888
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 834
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,667
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,332
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,335

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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District Heights, MD 20747 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 38,245
Daytime Population: Workers 10,618
Daytime Population: Residents 18,567
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,185
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 38,048
Population in Familes 30,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density2 5,383
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $57,920
Average Household Income $69,892
Per Capita Income $26,590


Total Housing Units 15,708 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,049 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,398 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,261 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $225,281
Average Home Value $232,558


Total Households 14,447
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 9,252
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 0.35% 0.37%
Households 0.19% 0.25%
Families 0.03% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.82%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

District Heights, MD 20747 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20747 to the other 456 ZIP Codes 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 # 47 90th
Population Density # 40 91st
Diversity Index # 309 32nd
Median Household Income # 339 26th
Per Capita Income # 370 19th

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