Forest Heights, Maryland

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Forest Heights, Maryland

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High Points

Forest Heights strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Forest Heights Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Forest Heights Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Forest Heights Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Forest Heights Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Forest Heights Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Forest Heights People in Middle Class or Better
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 16% Forest Heights Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Forest Heights, Maryland

Comparing Forest Heights to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
College Educated Adults 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 9
Low Violent Crime 4 8

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Forest Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Alexandria, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles S of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20745
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -76.98

Forest Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Distance 11.6 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
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Forest Heights Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,585 100%
Male 1,216 47%
Female 1,369 53%
Under 18 705 27.3%
18+ 1,880 72.7%
65+ 280 10.8%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.34
White 346 13.4%
African-American 2,045 79.1%
Asian 87 3.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.1%
Other 45 1.7%
Mixed Race 50 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 76 2.9%

Estimated Forest Heights Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,679
Growth 94
Growth % 3.6%

Forest Heights Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.8%
Irish 3.6%
US/American 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 1.3%
English 1.3%
German 1%
African 1%
Dutch 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
British West Indian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
U.S. Virgin Islander 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
British 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
West Indian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Forest Heights, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oxon Hill (20745)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Forest Heights 2,585 $60,313
Capitol Heights 4,138 $53,826
Colmar Manor 1,257 $46,354
District Heights 5,958 $61,220
Morningside 1,295 $61,364
Seat Pleasant 4,885 $45,332
Suitland-Silver Hill 33,515 $43,635
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