Introduction to Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland

Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland is 6 miles SE of Washington, D.C..

Suitland-Silver Hill History

Suitland-Silver Hill is comprised of the unincorporated communities of Suitland and Silver Hill. The community was named in honor of Samuel Taylor Suit, a 19th century landowner and Maryland State Senator. Suitland-Silver Hill is in Prince George's County, which was established in 1696 by the Council of Maryland. It was named after Prince George of Denmark, the husband of Britain's Queen Anne. Frederick County was formed from parts of Prince George's County in the year 1748.

Suitland-Silver Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Airmen Memorial Museum
  • Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm
  • Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • National Arboretum

Things To Do In Suitland-Silver Hill

There are numerous museums and places of historical significance located nearby, including the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, the Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site, Union Station, the Airmen Memorial Museum, the Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Navy Museum and the National Building Museum. Popular local parks and recreational spots include the Rock Creek Regional Park, the Potomac Overlook Regional Park, the Marumsco National Wildlife Refuge, Huntley Meadows Park and the Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge. Brookside Gardens, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the National Arboretum and the National Zoo are some of the other popular attractions near Suitland-Silver Hill.

Suitland-Silver Hill Transportation

Baltimore-Washington International is the closest major airport.

Suitland-Silver Hill Higher Education

Strayer University-PG Campus, the University of Maryland, Bowie State University, Capitol College and Prince George's Community College are some of the colleges and universities.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

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

Suitland Silver Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles SE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Prince Georges
Standard Zip Codes 20746
P.O. Box Zip Codes 20752
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.84
Longitude -76.92

Suitland Silver Hill 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 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 7.6 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
Distance 17.4 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
District Heights 6,036 $74,314
Forest Heights 2,530 $72,151
Morningside 1,525 $81,389
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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