District Heights, MD 20747 ZIP Code Profile

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District Heights, MD | Forestville, MD

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: 835
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 16,656
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,330
    • Single Family Addresses: 9,326

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

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District Heights, MD 20747 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 38,601
Population in Households 38,377
Population in Familes 30,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 224
Population Density1 5,445
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $60,936
Average Household Income $73,953
Per Capita Income $28,076


Total Housing Units 15,931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,341 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,203 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,387 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $231,069
Average Home Value $236,061


Total Households 14,544
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 9,327
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.08% 0.09%
Households -0.07% -0.02%
Families -0.24% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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

The table below compares 20747 to the other 448 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 45 90th
Population Density # 38 92nd
Diversity Index # 310 31st
Median Household Income # 325 28th
Per Capita Income # 352 22nd

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