Potomac Heights, Maryland

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Potomac Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charles County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,154 at the 2000 census. It has a volunteer fire department, and numerous older rambler homes built for workers at the nearby U.S. Navy munitions plant in Indian Head, Maryland (now known as the Indian Head Naval Surface Weapons Center).



Potomac Heights is located at 38°36′5″N 77°7′56″W / 38.60139°N 77.13222°W / 38.60139; -77.13222 (38.601268, -77.132316)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (15.04%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,154 people, 543 households, and 312 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,016.8 people per square mile (394.3/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 501.4/sq mi (194.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.07% White, 5.55% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.61% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 543 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.5% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.81.

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