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Forest Heights is a town in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The latitude of Forest Heights is 38.809N. The longitude is -76.998W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,682.


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Median household income
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$57,697
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Forest Heights demographic reports
Forest Heights is above the Potomac River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.

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3% of Forest Heights residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forest Heights ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forest Heights was $21,556, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Forest Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Forest Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $850.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,162.


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Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forest Heights political report.

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The average commute time for Forest Heights workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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