Forest Glen, Maryland

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Forest Glen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The community hosts a 113-acre (0.46 km2) U.S. Army installation, the Forest Glen Annex.


As an unincorporated area within Silver Spring, Forest Glen's boundaries are not officially defined. Forest Glen is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a Census-designated Place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°1′8″N 77°2′48″W / 39.01889°N 77.04667°W / 39.01889; -77.04667 (39.018909, -77.046797)[1]. It is located just north of central Silver Spring, of which it is a part, and just north of the Capital Beltway around Georgia Avenue. It is served by the Forest Glen Red Line stop on the Washington Metro at Forest Glen Road and Georgia Avenue.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the place has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all land, although Sligo Creek and several drainage ponds are located in the area.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,344 people, 3,003 households, and 1,792 families residing in the area. The population density was 5,698.9 people per square mile (2,198.1/km²). There were 3,091 housing units at an average density of 2,398.6/sq mi (925.1/km²). The racial makeup of the area was 65.32% White, 17.46% African American, 0.41% Native American, 7.76% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.98% from other races, and 4.02% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race constituted 14.26% of the population.

There were 3,003 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. Households made up of individuals constituted 33.1% and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.09.

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