District Heights, MD

District Heights profile

Living in District Heights

District Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 5,984 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, District Heights is the 118th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some cities, District Heights isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in District Heights are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, District Heights is a city of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in District Heights who work in office and administrative support (12.88%), personal care services (8.16%), and management occupations (8.16%).

Also of interest is that District Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in District Heights is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In District Heights, the average commute to work is 36.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small city, District Heights has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of adults in District Heights with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.59% of adults in District Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in District Heights in 2018 was $28,118, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,472 for a family of four. However, District Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call District Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of District Heights residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in District Heights include Other Subsaharan African, German, African, Sierra Leonean, and Jamaican.

The most common language spoken in District Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.