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About the City

Population (year 2000):


Estimated population in July 2006:

6,224 (+4.5% change)

Races in District Heights

  •    Black (87.9%)
  •    White Non-Hispanic (9.1%)
  •    Two or more races (1.7%)
  •    American Indian (1.0%)

133 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.3% Africa).

This city:   2.2%
Maryland:  9.8%
Males:   2,736  (45.9%)
Females:   3,222  (54.1%)
Median resident age:    33.6 years
Maryland median age:   36.0 years

Average household size:

This city:   2.9 people
Maryland:   2.6 people

Percentage of family households:

This city:   74.3%
Whole state:   68.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:

This city:   5.1%
Whole state:   5.6%
Zip codes:   20747

For population 25 years and over in District Heights

  • High school or higher:   85.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher:   13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree:   3.8%
  • Unemployed:   6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work:   38.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in District Heights city

  • Never married:   35.7%
  • Now married:   43.3%
  • Separated:   3.6%
  • Widowed:   8.5%
  • Divorced:   8.9%

Public primary/middle schools in District Heights:

  • Francis Scott Key Elementary
  • District Heights Elementary
  • Concord Elementary
  • Drew Freeman Middle School

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+:

Washington, DC (9.3 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+:

Philadelphia, PA (143.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Walker Mill, MD (0.8 miles ), Forestville, MD (1.0 miles ), Capitol Heights, MD (2.3 miles ), Morningside, MD (2.4 miles ), Suitland, MD (2.5 miles ), Seat Pleasant, MD (2.6 miles ), Coral Hills, MD (2.8 miles)


The City of District Heights encourages all to voice any questions, comments, and concerns that you  may have. We are committed to responding to comments and complaints within 24 hours, Monday-Friday. It’s very important that citizens identify themselves so we can respond quickly to your concerns. Please be sure to include within your E-Mail: Your Name, Your Home Address and Phone Number.



What's New


Commission Rules of Procedure

Here is a copy of the Commission Rules of Procedure, DH-2022-01, Sponsored by Vice Mayor Cynthia Miller, Commissioner Harryette Irving, and Commissioner Xander Harcourt introduced in the 1-13-22 City meeting for your review. Forward any questions, comments, concerns or ideas

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  • NLC Service Line Warranty Program

    The City of District Heights is notifying residents of a program provided through the National Leauge of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA). This program offers a warranty to homeowners that covers repairs or replacements of the outside water line that runs from the point of utility responsibility to the home. Property owners are accountable for these repairs, not the utility. [color-button href=""]For more information on this program or to enroll, please visit SLWA's site at[/color-button]
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