Income/capita 8%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 104%
IndexForest HeightsMarylandNational
Income per capita$27,368$37,756$29,829
Median household income$70,875$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$69,688$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$77,941$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$35,412$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$46,759$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate9.5%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level8.0%9.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Forest Heights is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Forest Heights is 28% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Forest Heights is 104% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Forest Heights is 47% lower than the national average

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      Forest Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry24.8%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services14.3%4.9%
      Public administration12.0%17.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.2%7.4%
      Education, health & social services7.9%31.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
      Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
      Forest Heights, MD2,549$70,87528%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tobaccoville, NC2,549$57,9865%
      Meadow Oaks, FL2,549$41,46325%
      Rio Grande, NJ2,549$51,0458%
      Antlers, OK2,548$27,00051%
      Paia, HI2,548$72,36131%
      Forest Heights, MD2,549$70,87528%
      Source: The Forest Heights, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).