Capitol Heights, Maryland

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Capitol Heights is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 4,138 at the 2000 census. Development around the Capitol Heights Metro station has medical facilities and eateries to support the community. The Washington Redskins football stadium is just to the east of Capitol Heights, near the Capital Beltway (I-95/495) and Hampton Mall shopping center which has a new hotel and eateries.

The town borders Washington, DC and has a ZIP code of 20743.


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Capitol Heights is located at 38°52′55″N 76°54′52″W / 38.88194°N 76.91444°W / 38.88194; -76.91444 (38.881862, -76.914474)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,138 people, 1,441 households, and 1,014 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,047.2 people per square mile (1,948.4/km²). There were 1,603 housing units at an average density of 1,955.2/sq mi (754.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.85% Black or African American, 4.81% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

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