Hillcrest Heights, Maryland

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Hillcrest Heights is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States with an African-American majority population.[1] The population was 16,359 at the 2000 census. For mailing address purposes, it is part of the larger community of Temple Hills and is also near Suitland. Hillcrest Heights consists mainly of single-family rambler homes and duplex homes built mostly in the 1950s and 1960s. Iverson Mall, a midsize 2-level shopping mall which opened in 1967, serves shoppers from Maryland communities as well as from the Anacostia section of Washington, D.C. Adjacent to it is the older Marlow Heights shopping center. Stations of the Metrorail Green Line are nearby. Also nearby are the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland and, farther out, Andrews Air Force Base and the Capital Beltway. The neighborhood is also convenient to Capitol Hill.


Hillcrest Heights is located at 38°50′18″N 76°57′35″W / 38.83833°N 76.95972°W / 38.83833; -76.95972 (38.838212, -76.959795)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 16,359 people, 6,752 households, and 4,206 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,724.2 people per square mile (2,599.3/km²). There were 7,190 housing units at an average density of 2,955.4/sq mi (1,142.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 4.58% White, 93.18% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 6,752 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.2% were married couples living together, 27.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.

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