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Welcome to Forest Heights ...

The town of Forest Heights is located in Prince George's County<1>.

The location of Forest Heights has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Forest Heights: Forest Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forest Heights has a population of 2,570 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Forest Heights.

Forest Heights is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Forest Heights lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Forest Heights: (301) and (240)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forest Heights had an population of 2,570 people. This is an increase of 5.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forest Heights had a population of 2,447 people. This makes Forest Heights the county's 18th most populous community.

The population of Forest Heights represents 0.04% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,447 people, the population of Forest Heights decreased 5.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,585 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forest Heights.

Communities Also Named Forest Heights ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Forest Heights - they are located in Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (4), Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Ontario, South Carolina (3), Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forest Heights.

Communities near Forest Heights ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Forest Heights.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Forest Heights
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
  • Bowie [Prince George's County]
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    • Bowie [Prince George's County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Forest Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,212 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<7>
  • College Park [Prince George's County]
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    • College Park [Prince George's County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Forest Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park<7>
  • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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    • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Forest Heights
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,429 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenbelt [Prince George's County]
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      • Greenbelt [Prince George's County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Forest Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbelt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbelt<7>
    • Hyattsville [Prince George's County]
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      • Hyattsville [Prince George's County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Forest Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville<7>
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
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      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Forest Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,696 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park<7>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
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      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Forest Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,518 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Forest Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,631 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<7>
    • New Carrollton [Prince George's County]
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      • New Carrollton [Prince George's County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Forest Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,909 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Carrollton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forest Heights. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forest Heights.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forest Heights. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forest Heights.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest Heights. See our Newspapers Page for Forest Heights.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forest Heights ...

Looking for more information about Forest Heights? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Forest Heights, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Forest Heights.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Prince George's County

About Maryland

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest Heights. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Prince George's County: www.co.pg.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Prince George's, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forest Heights.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forest Heights - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest Heights) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forest Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest HeightsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8105, Longitude: -76.9995       In this case, the coordinates for Forest Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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