Forestville, Maryland

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Forestville is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 12,707 at the 2000 census. The community is a mixture of garden apartments, single-family homes, and shopping centers built mostly from the 1930s through 1970s, including the incorporated town District Heights, and has a majority African-American population. It is convenient to the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495), Maryland Route 4 (which has department stores and shopping centers), and for employees of Andrews Air Force Base and the U.S. Census Bureau. It is a few miles from Metrorail's blue and green lines. Residents may attend Forestville, Suitland, or Bishop McNamara high schools. A notable former resident was Steny Hoyer, now Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives.



Forestville is located at 38°51′18″N 76°52′31″W / 38.854912°N 76.875189°W / 38.854912; -76.875189.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,707 people, 4,642 households, and 3,267 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,169.5 people per square mile (1,223.5/km²). There were 4,951 housing units at an average density of 1,234.9/sq mi (476.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 10.54% White, 85.78% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

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