Introduction to Hyattsville, Maryland

Located in Prince Georges county, Hyattsville, Maryland, is 5 miles SE of Silver Spring, Maryland (center to center) and 6 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia. The city contains a population of approximately 14,733 residents.

Hyattsville History

Christopher Clark Hyatt received an area of 273 acres in Prince George county in 1807. This led to the foundation of the present-day territory of Hyattsville. In 1859, Hyatt was named the postmaster and the area came to be known as Hyattsville. The city was officially incorporated on April 7, 1886. The historic district of Hyattsville is home to several Victorian-style houses.

Hyattsville and nearby Attractions

  • Airmen Memorial Museum
  • Cady-Lee Mansion
  • United States National Arboretum
  • National Zoological Park
  • Anacostia Park

Things To Do In Hyattsville

The city of Hyattsville is filled with many parks such as the Anacostia Park, Black Hills Regional Park, and Burke Lake County Park. There are also a wide variety of sports and other recreational activities here. The Airmen Memorial Museum displays artifacts, photographs, diaries, and letters of enlisted airmen. In addition, the city is home to the Cady-Lee Mansion that was built in 1887; designed by Leon Dessez, the mansion was restored in 2001. The United States National Arboretum and Lincoln Memorial are also in the area. The National Zoological Park is nearby.

Hyattsville Transportation

Baltimore-Washington International Airport is the nearest major airport to the city.

Hyattsville Higher Education

Higher education is available at the University of Maryland-University College, Catholic University of America, and Georgetown University.


Total Population 18,225
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,379
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 35.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.9%
Median Earnings25+ $37,856
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,021
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,148


Median Family Income $66,127
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 29.2%


People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,195
Median House Value $265,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.5%
Irish 6.7%

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

Hyattsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Silver Spring, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20781, 20782, 20783, 20784, 20785
P.O. Box Zip Codes 20787, 20788
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.96
Longitude -76.94

Hyattsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.7 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
Distance 4.8 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 8.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ardmore (20785)

Avondale (20781, 20782)

Green Meadow (20782)

Landover (20785)

Lanham (20784)

Lewisdale (20782)

North Englewood (20785)

Palmer Park (20785)

Prince George Plaza (20788)

Rogers Heights (20781)

Tuxedo (20781)

University Pa (20782)

West Hyattsville (20788, 20782)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bladensburg 9,461 $47,083
Brentwood 3,139 $65,428
Colmar Manor 1,693 $68,125
Edmonston 1,445 $57,125
Mount Rainier 8,329 $51,288
University Park 2,624 $159,545

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

Hyattsville Public Libraries

Prince George's County Memorial Library
Hyattsville, Maryland
(301) 699-3500
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