Forest Heights, MD

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Forest Heights Profile


Overview

Forest Heights is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,564 people and just one neighborhood, Forest Heights is the 180th largest community in Maryland.

Occupations and Workforce

Forest Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Forest Heights is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Heights who work in office and administrative support (19.62%), food service (10.43%), and sales jobs (9.44%).

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

Setting & Lifestyle

In Forest Heights, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Forest Heights is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Forest Heights Demographics

The percentage of adults in Forest Heights who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.30% of the adults in Forest Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Forest Heights in 2018 was $29,835, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,340 for a family of four. However, Forest Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Forest Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Forest Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest Heights residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Forest Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 25.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Forest Heights include Irish, German, African, Canadian, and European.

Forest Heights also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.37%.

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


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Forest Heights, MD HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MD* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Flintstone Elementary School
800 Comanche Dr
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
PK-05
Forest Heights Elementary School
6360 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
PK-06
Oxon Hill Middle School
9570 Fort Foote Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
06-08
Potomac High School
5211 Boydell Ave
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
09-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


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District Quality Compared to Maryland

(10 is best)

Better than of MD school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

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School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 65.2% 42.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 54.6% 35.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 10.6% 6.2%

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