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Welcome to Indian Head ...

The town of Indian Head is located in Charles County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Indian Head has a population of 3,802 people<3> (see below for details).

Indian Head is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Indian Head: (301) and (240)<5>

The ZIP code for Indian Head: 20640<6>

Websites for Indian Head ...

Official Website:   www.townofindianheadmd.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.cccc-md.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Indian Head had an population of 3,802 people. This is a decrease of 1.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Indian Head had a population of 3,844 people. This makes Indian Head the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Indian Head represents 0.07% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 52nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,844 people, the population of Indian Head increased 12.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,422 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Indian Head.

Communities Also Named Indian Head ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Indian Head - they are located in Florida, Newfoundland and Labrador, Pennsylvania (2) and Saskatchewan.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Indian Head.

Communities near Indian Head ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Indian Head.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Indian Head
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<8>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Indian Head
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<8>
  • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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    • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Indian Head
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<8>
  • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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    • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Indian Head
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • La Plata [Charles County]
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      • La Plata [Charles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Indian Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<8>
    • Dumfries [Prince William County]
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      • Dumfries [Prince William County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the west of Indian Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,922 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumfries<8>
    • Forest Heights [Prince George's County]
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      • Forest Heights [Prince George's County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Indian Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,564 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Occoquan [Fairfax County]
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      • Occoquan [Fairfax County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Indian Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Occoquan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Occoquan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Occoquan<8>
    • Quantico [Prince William County]
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      • Quantico [Prince William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Indian Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quantico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quantico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quantico<8>
    • Clifton [Fairfax County]
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      • Clifton [Fairfax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Indian Head
      • Estimated population in 2019: 293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<8>

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 Indian Head. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Indian Head.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Indian Head. 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 Indian Head.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Indian Head ...

Looking for more information about Indian Head? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Indian Head, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Indian Head.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Indian Head: www.townofindianheadmd.org/

The official website for Charles County: www.charlescounty.org/

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 Charles, 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 Indian Head.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Indian Head - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Indian Head). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Indian Head or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Indian Head) 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 Indian Head. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Indian Head

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Head. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5986, Longitude: -77.1558       In this case, the coordinates for Indian Head have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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