Fairmount Heights, Maryland

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Fairmount Heights is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 1,508 at the 2000 census. Fairmount Heights has been the home of several pioneers and achievers who made significant contributions to the town and to Prince George's County. James Armstrong, the first supervisor of colored schools in Prince George’s County and later a member of the town council, built his home there in 1904. Prominent architect William Sidney Pittman built his home on Eastern Avenue; his wife, Portia, was the daughter of Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute. Doswell Brooks moved into the community about 1928. He was the first black supervisor of colored schools in Prince George's County and the first African-American member of the Board of Education. Robert Gray was a very active citizen of Fairmount Heights. He was the principal of the first school built in the town, Robert R. Gray Elementary, and served as president of the Fairmount Heights Federal Credit Union and as the town's clerk-treasurer, deputy mayor, and mayor from 1977 to 1989.

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Geography

Fairmount Heights is located at 38°54′6″N 76°54′52″W / 38.90167°N 76.91444°W / 38.90167; -76.91444 (38.901761, -76.914504)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,508 people, 498 households, and 361 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,622.7 people per square mile (2,156.5/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 2,091.7/sq mi (802.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 1.13% White, 95.82% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

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