Forest Heights, Maryland Population 2020

2,567
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Forest Heights is a city located in Maryland. With a 2020 population of 2,567, it is the 67th largest city in Maryland and the 6731st largest city in the United States. Forest Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually but its population has increased by 4.90% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,447 in 2010. Forest Heights reached it's highest population of 2,576 in 2016. Spanning over 0 miles, Forest Heights has a population density of 5,514 people per square mile.

The average household income in Forest Heights is $89,509 with a poverty rate of 3.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,101 per month, and the median house value is $215,900. The median age in Forest Heights is 34.5 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.3 males.

Forest Heights Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 71.90%
  • Other race: 18.46%
  • White: 6.88%
  • Native American: 1.05%
  • Two or more races: 1.01%
  • Asian: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Forest Heights, Maryland is 2,567, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,571.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,447.

Forest Heights, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,85071.90%
Some Other Race47518.46%
White1776.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native271.05%
Two or More Races261.01%
Asian180.70%
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Forest Heights Population Pyramid 2020

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Forest Heights Median Age

34.5


Total

33.1


Male

36.5


Female

Forest Heights Adults

There are 1,885 adults, (400 of whom are seniors) in Forest Heights.

Forest Heights Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Forest Heights Sex Ratio

Female

1,443

56.08%

Male

1,130

43.92%

Forest Heights Households and Families

Forest Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Forest Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family95.5%4.5%
All81.4%18.6%
Married78.9%21.1%
Male78%22%
Female75%25%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7603.3981.4
Married2894.0978.9
Female2443.675
Non Family1771.2995.5
Male505.6678

3.89

Average Family Size

3.39

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Forest Heights Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade674.05%
9th to 12th Grade1408.47%
High School Graduate58535.39%
Some College47728.86%
Associates Degree945.69%
Bachelors Degree19811.98%
Graduate Degree925.57%
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Forest Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,2781,141234
Hispanic29423219
Other Race18112610
White424222
Multiple Races21213
Asian181812
Native American8

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,849$43,281$42,100
Less Than High School$37,708$55,893$
High School Grad$38,954$40,781$37,946
Some College$45,260$41,429$49,688
Bachelors Degree$67,969$68,073$64,583
Graduate Degree$76,500$$

$42,849

Average Earnings

$43,281

Average Male

$42,100

Average Female

Forest Heights Language

Forest Heights Language by Age

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Forest Heights Language

76.32% of Forest Heights residents speak only English, while 23.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.70% of the population.

Forest Heights Poverty

Forest Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,850492.65%
Hispanic615436.99%
Other475439.05%
White4536.67%
Multiple26311.54%

3.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.22%

Male Poverty Rate

2.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forest Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forest Heights is Multiple, with 11.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forest Heights is Black, with 2.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.36%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School9.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.45%
High School2.91%
Some College0.88%
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Name Poverty
Male Employed1.92%
Female Employed0.85%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Forest Heights Income

Forest Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$81,042$89,509
Families$81,750$91,090
Married Families$99,609-
Non Families$67,188$79,661
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Forest Heights Marital Status

Forest Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

30.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Forest Heights Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Forest Heights Marital Status by Race

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Forest Heights Veterans

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177

Number of Veterans

146

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam89
First Gulf War31
Second Gulf War25
Korea6
World War II4
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6456
65 to 7449
35 to 5437
75+19
18 to 3416
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black15710.83%
White2012.50%
Hispanic30.92%

Forest Heights Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forest Heights Employment Status

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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17.72%

Born in Maryland

85.46%

Native Born

14.54%

Foreign Born

11.43%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.46% of Forest Heights residents were born in the United States, with 17.72% having been born in Maryland. 11.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,567-2-0.08%
20192,569-2-0.08%
20182,571-3-0.12%
20172,574-2-0.08%
20162,57620.08%
20152,574150.59%
20142,559240.95%
20132,535180.72%
20122,517220.88%
20112,495200.81%
20102,4750.00%