Forest Heights, MD

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2020 Population
2,739
6.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.3
1.97% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
0.807%
82% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$96,111
15% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$221,600
0.865% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Forest Heights, MD had a population of 2.74k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $96,111. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Forest Heights, MD grew from 2,565 to 2,739, a 6.78% increase and its median household income grew from $83,611 to $96,111, a 15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest Heights, MD are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (59.2%), Other (Hispanic) (18.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (9.24%), White (Hispanic) (8.87%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%).

None of the households in Forest Heights, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

84.7% of the residents in Forest Heights, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Forest Heights, MD was $221,600, and the homeownership rate was 84.7%.

Most people in Forest Heights, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Heights, MD was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Forest Heights, MD is home to a population of 2.74k people, from which 84.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 19.5% of Forest Heights, MD residents were born outside of the country (534 people).

In 2020, there were 3.26 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.62k people) in Forest Heights, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 498 Other (Hispanic) and 253 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

84.7%
2020 Citizenship
86.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 84.7% of Forest Heights, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Heights, MD was 86.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest Heights, MD
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 201
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    498 ± 235
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    253 ± 245
27.5%
Hispanic Population
752 people

In 2020, there were 3.26 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.62k people) in Forest Heights, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 498 Other (Hispanic) and 253 White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.5% of the people in Forest Heights, MD are hispanic (752 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Forest Heights, MD as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
534 people
16.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
420 people

As of 2020, 19.5% of Forest Heights, MD residents (534 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Heights, MD was 16.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    45 ± 26
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    35 ± 27
  3. Korea
    15 ± 27

Forest Heights, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Forest Heights, MD employs 1.2k people. The largest industries in Forest Heights, MD are Construction (187 people), Retail Trade (146 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (135 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($75,833), Finance & Insurance ($75,688), and Manufacturing ($72,232).

Occupations

1.2k
2020 Value
± 185
−0.497%
1 Year decline
± 20.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Forest Heights, MD declined at a rate of −0.497%, from 1.21k employees to 1.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Heights, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (213 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (167 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (148 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Heights, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.2k
2020 Value
± 185
−0.497%
1 Year decline
± 20.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Forest Heights, MD declined at a rate of −0.497%, from 1.21k employees to 1.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Heights, MD, are Construction (187 people), Retail Trade (146 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (135 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Heights, MD, though some of these residents may live in Forest Heights, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,184
Median earning men ± $4,641
$41,053
Median earning women ± $6,641

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,250), Public Administration ($66,750), and Construction ($50,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($78,000), Manufacturing ($71,161), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,014).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($20.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Forest Heights, MD was $221,600 in 2020, which is 0.964 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $219,700 to $221,600, a 0.865% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Heights, MD is 84.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Forest Heights, MD have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest Heights, MD is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Median household income in Forest Heights, MD is $96,111. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Forest Heights, MD was Census Tract 8015 with a value of $93,462, followed by Census Tract 8014.05 and Census Tract 8017.07, with respective values of $74,939 and $62,500.

Property

$221,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,043
$630
Median Property Taxes
±$124

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Forest Heights, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Forest Heights, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

84.7%
Homeownership
2020
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 84.7% of the housing units in Forest Heights, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8015
  2. Census Tract 8014.05
  3. Census Tract 8017.07

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Heights, MD was Census Tract 8015 with a value of $93,462, followed by Census Tract 8014.05 and Census Tract 8017.07, with respective values of $74,939 and $62,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Forest Heights, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$96,111
Median Household Income
± $12,985
744
Number of Households
± 143

In 2020, the median household income of the 744 households in Forest Heights, MD grew to $96,111 from the previous year's value of $83,611.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Heights, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest Heights, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.3%)
  2. Public Transit (8.7%)
  3. Carpooled (4.94%)

In 2020, 81.3% of workers in Forest Heights, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (8.7%) and those who carpooled to work (4.94%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Heights, MD have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.83% of the workforce in Forest Heights, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Forest Heights, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forest Heights, MD have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

0.807% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Heights, MD (22 out of 2.73k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest Heights, MD is Black, followed by Other and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.7% of the population of Forest Heights, MD has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 24.1% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 3.18% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see 1826 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1855 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 628 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,826 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Prince George's County, MD

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see an average of 1,826 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% decrease from the previous year (1,855 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Prince George's County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.5% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 41.8% were men and 58.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
39.4%
Employer Coverage
24.1%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
3.18%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Heights, MD declined by 6.05% from 12% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest Heights, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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