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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,951
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+2,642
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married29.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11%
Median Earnings25+$41,117
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,764
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,200

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,455
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation22.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,068
Median House Value$204,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)83.3%
African3.8%
West Indian1.9%
German1.2%
Irish0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
English0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.4%
Barbadian0.4%
Turkish0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Italian0.1%
Polish0.1%
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District Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prince George's County
Standard Zip Codes20747
P.O. Box Zip Codes20753
Phone Area Codes240, 301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.85
Approximate 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)

StationUPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 43 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationCOLLEGE PARK
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp26 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationOWINGS FERRY LANDING
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Capitol Heights4,489$84,508
Cheverly6,390$108,958
Morningside1,436$72,917
New Carrollton12,727$64,440
Seat Pleasant4,721$65,444

District Heights Public Schools

Concord Elementary
2004 Concord Ln
ZIP: 20747
(301) 817-0488
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
District Heights Elementary
2200 County Rd
ZIP: 20747
(301) 817-0484
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Francis Scott Key Elementary
2301 Scott Key Dr
ZIP: 20747
(301) 817-7970
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Thomas Claggett Elementary
2001 Addison Rd
ZIP: 20747
(301) 499-7050
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
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