Forest Heights, Maryland Population 2024

2,551

Forest Heights is a city located in Prince George's County Maryland. Forest Heights has a 2024 population of 2,551. Forest Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.12% annually and its population has decreased by -4.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,667 in 2020.

The average household income in Forest Heights is $109,052 with a poverty rate of 5.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Forest Heights is 39.3 years, 38.3 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Forest Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forest Heights was:

  • Black or African American: 51.31%
  • Other race: 25.14%
  • White: 13.4%
  • Two or more races: 7.57%
  • Asian: 2.54%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,479.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.35% (-116)
The current population of Forest Heights, Maryland is 2,551 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,667.

Forest Heights, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,35551.31%
Other race66425.14%
White35413.4%
Two or more races2007.57%
Asian672.54%
Native American10.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

Other race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forest Heights Population by Race

Forest Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Forest Heights Median Age

39.3

Total

38.3

Male

39.9

Female

Forest Heights Adults

There are 1,954 adults, (492 of whom are seniors) in Forest Heights.

Forest Heights Age Dependency

80.6

Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Heights Sex Ratio

Female1,39452.78%
Male1,24747.22%

Forest Heights Population by Age

Forest Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7553.589.910.1
Married3574.3589.410.6
Female1993.793.56.5
Non Family1601.15955
Male394.3356.443.6
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3.98

Average Family Size

3.5

Average Household Size

89.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forest Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forest Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forest Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.5%.

Forest Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,996

Average Earnings

$56,023

Average Male

$41,000

Average Female

Forest Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forest Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forest Heights Language

59.85% of Forest Heights residents speak only English, while 40.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.63% of the population.

Forest Heights Language

Forest Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,355856.27%
Asian674465.67%
Hispanic824151.82%
White283113.89%
Multiple20084%
Other65571.07%
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5.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.49%

Male Poverty Rate

4.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Heights is Asian, with 65.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Heights is Other, with 1.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 8.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.79%.

Forest Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School7.08%
Some College5.14%
Less Than 9th Grade4.95%
Bachelors or Greater3.41%
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Forest Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed27.91%
Female Unemployed11.27%
Female Employed4.7%
Male Employed1.16%
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Forest Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forest Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forest Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forest Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Forest Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forest Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

176

Number of Veterans

162

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Forest Heights Veterans by War

count

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Forest Heights Veterans by Age

count

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Forest Heights Veterans by Race

Forest Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Forest Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forest Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

13.9%

Born in Forest Heights

76.18%

Native Born

23.82%

Foreign Born

17.64%

Non Citizen

6.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.18% of Forest Heights residents were born in the United States, with 13.9% having been born in Maryland. 17.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forest Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,406-29-1.19%
20282,435-29-1.18%
20272,464-29-1.16%
20262,493-29-1.15%
20252,522-29-1.14%
20242,551-29-1.12%
20232,580-29-1.11%
20222,609-29-1.1%
20212,638-29-1.09%
20202,667973.77%
20192,570-5-0.19%
20182,575-4-0.16%
20172,57910.04%
20162,57830.12%
20152,575150.59%
20142,560250.99%
20132,535170.68%
20122,518230.92%
20112,495200.81%
20102,475
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Forest Heights Population by Year