Temple Hills, Maryland

Temple Hills is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[2] Temple Hills borders the communities of Hillcrest Heights, Marlow Heights, Camp Springs and Oxon Hill. Per the 2020 census, the population was 8,350.[3]

Temple Hills, Maryland
Easterns Automotive Group store in Temple Hills
Easterns Automotive Group store in Temple Hills
Location of Temple Hills, Maryland
Location of Temple Hills, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°48′38″N 76°56′47″W / 38.81056°N 76.94639°W / 38.81056; -76.94639Coordinates: 38°48′38″N 76°56′47″W / 38.81056°N 76.94639°W / 38.81056; -76.94639
Country United States
State Maryland
County Prince George's
Area
 • Total1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
269 ft (82 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total8,350
 • Density5,930.40/sq mi (2,290.19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)301, 240
FIPS code24-77100
GNIS feature ID0598158

The community was named after Edward Temple, who in the 1860s lived in a home beside Henson Creek known as Moor Park.[4] Within the area are numerous garden apartments, duplexes, and single family communities constructed mostly from the 1950s through 1970s. The adjacent, unincorporated communities of Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights, which are home to both the Iverson Mall & Marlow Heights Shopping Center, which both serve the community of Temple Hills, are assigned Temple Hills addresses and zipcodes.

Rosecroft Raceway (since 1949, harness horse racing) is nearby in Oxon Hill, although the racing audience has declined greatly. There are large public indoor and outdoor swimming pools operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and also the private Temple Hills Swim Club. The area is especially convenient to the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495), the Metrorail Green Line, Andrews Air Force Base, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Capitol Hill.

Since the clogged interstate Woodrow Wilson Bridge was widened in 2008, commuter access to Northern Virginia's booming job market has improved.

GeographyEdit

Temple Hills is located at 38°48′38″N 76°56′47″W / 38.81056°N 76.94639°W / 38.81056; -76.94639 (38.810580, −76.946360).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19806,630
19906,8653.5%
20007,79213.5%
20107,8520.8%
20208,3506.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2010[7] 2020[8]

2020 censusEdit

Temple Hills CDP, Maryland – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[7] Pop 2020[8] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 332 315 4.23% 3.77%
Black or African American alone (NH) 6,748 6,833 85.94% 81.83%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 19 14 0.24% 0.17%
Asian alone (NH) 94 120 1.20% 1.44%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 2 1 0.03% 0.01%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 15 24 0.19% 0.29%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 158 225 2.01% 2.69%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 484 818 6.16% 9.80%
Total 7,852 8,350 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 CensusEdit

At the 2000 census,[9] there were 7,792 people, 3,156 households and 1,937 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,756.1 per square mile (2,228.5/km2). There were 3,388 housing units at an average density of 2,502.8/sq mi (969.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 9.32% White, 85.01% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 2.37% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.39% of the population.

There were 3,156 households, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.8% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.

Age distribution was 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.

The median household income was $44,868 and the median family income was $49,318. Males had a median income of $35,192 compared with $32,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,939. About 9.9% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

Prince George's County Police Department District 4 Station in Glassmanor CDP, with an Oxon Hill postal address, serves the community.[10]

The United States Postal Service operates the Temple Hills Post Office in the Marlow Heights CDP, with a Temple Hills postal address.[11] It also operates the Anacostia Carrier Annex in the Hillcrest Heights CDP, also with a Temple Hills postal address.[12]

EducationEdit

 
Crossland High School, which has a Temple Hills postal address and serves the Temple Hills CDP; it is physically in Camp Springs CDP

The CDP is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools district.[13]

Samuel Chase and J. Frank Dent elementaries serve sections of the CDP.[14] All residents of the CDP are zoned to Thurgood Marshall Middle School,[15] and Crossland High School.[16] Crossland High is physically in Camp Springs CDP and has a Temple Hills postal address.[17]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Temple Hills, Maryland
  3. ^ "Temple Hills CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "Henson Creek Trail brochure". Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  7. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Temple Hills CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Temple Hills CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "District 4 Station - Oxon Hill." Prince George's County Police Department. Retrieved on September 9, 2018. " 5135 Indian Head Highway Oxon Hill, MD 20745". Beat map. See 2010 U.S. Census Map of Glassmanor CDP.
  11. ^ "TEMPLE HILLS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 11, 2018. "4806 SAINT BARNABAS RD TEMPLE HILLS, MD 20748-9997" - See: "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Marlow Heights CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
  12. ^ "ANACOSTIA CARRIER ANNEX." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 11, 2018. "3719 BRANCH AVE TEMPLE HILLS, MD 20748-9993" - See: "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Hillcrest Heights CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Temple Hills CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
  16. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 29, 2018.
  17. ^ Home. Crossland High School. Retrieved on August 29, 2018. "Crossland High School 6901 Temple Hills Road Temple Hills, MD 20748" - See: "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Camp Springs CDP, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 29, 2018. p. 1 and 2.
  18. ^ Leff, Lisa (September 12, 1993). "BUSING BACK WHEN: THEIR WORLDS COLLIDED". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 23, 2019.[dead link]

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