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Overview

Introduction to District Heights, Maryland

District Heights, Maryland, in Prince Georges county, is 8 miles E of Washington, D.C.. The city’s population is 5,958.

District Heights History

District Heights was originally a farm land owned by Major Leander P. Williams. Joseph Tepper, Henry Oxenberg, Simon Gordon, David L. Blanken, Gilbert Leventhal and Simon Gerber purchased the land in 1925. The city was incorporated on May 4, 1936. Jack C. Sims, the city’s first African American mayor, was elected in 1997.

District Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags America
  • U.S. Botanic Garden
  • Rosaryville State Park
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Airmen Memorial Museum
  • United States National Arboretum

Things To Do In District Heights

Local museums include the National Museum of the American Indian, the Surratt Museum, the Airmen Memorial Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. The U.S. Botanic Garden, the United States National Arboretum and Six Flags America are other popular nearby recreational spots. The Rosaryville State Park and Anacostia Park are some of the local parks.

District Heights Transportation

Washington Reagan National is the nearest major airport.

District Heights Higher Education

The University of Maryland, Catholic University and Prince Georges Community College are some of the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 6,036
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,671
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 31.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,314
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 27.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,102
Median House Value $214,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 82.2%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 0.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

District Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles E of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20747
P.O. Box Zip Codes 20753
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.85
Longitude -76.88

District Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Station COLLEGE PARK
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station OWINGS FERRY LANDING
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Capitol Heights 4,482 $85,110
Cheverly 6,368 $111,007
Morningside 1,525 $81,389
New Carrollton 12,542 $61,735
Seat Pleasant 4,699 $62,575

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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