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People

Total Population 2,530
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,107
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 32.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $41,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,411
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,033

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,151
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 15%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,753
Median House Value $185,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 83.9%
US/American 0%
English 0.8%
Irish 0.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station WASHINGTON REAGAN NTL AP
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
Station NATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
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
Station UPPER MARLBORO 3 NNW
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Capitol Heights 4,482 $85,110
Colmar Manor 1,693 $68,125
District Heights 6,036 $74,314
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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