District Heights demographics profile

StatisticDistrict HeightsMarylandNational
Population density (sq mi)6,87962791
Median age39.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1836%44%43%
Speak English95%82%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
District Heights, MD has a population of 5,951 and is the 5,785th largest city in the United States. The population density is 6,879 per sq mi which is 997% higher than the Maryland average and 7493% higher than the national average. The median age in District Heights is 39 which is approximately 3% higher than the Maryland average of 38. In District Heights, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 28% of District Heights residents were born in Maryland, 67% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in District Heights is 997% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in District Heights is 3% higher than Maryland.
  • In District Heights 1.53% of the population is White.
  • In District Heights 92.29% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In District Heights 0.35% of the population is Asian.

Compare District Heights, MD Demographics To Other Cities


      District Heights population breakdown by race

      RaceDistrict HeightsMarylandNational
      Black or African American92.29%29.63%12.63%
      American Indian0.00%0.27%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
      Mixed race1.70%3.12%3.06%
      Other race4.13%3.67%4.75%
      In District Heights, 5.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      District Heights age breakdown

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      Source: The District Heights, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).