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Capitol Heights is a township in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 4,138 at the 2000 census. The community is known for its rolling hills and breath taking views of the surrounding communities. Development around the Capitol Heights Metro Station has medical facilities and eateries to support the community. The community has a station off of the Washington Metro subway system called the Capitol Heights Metro Station. 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.
- Coral Hills (Southwest)
- Seat Pleasant (Northeast)
- Washington, D. C. (Northwest)
- Fairmount Heights (North)
- Walker Mil (Southeast)
Capitol Heights is located at (38.881862, -76.914474).
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 censusof 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 4.81% White, 92.85% African American, 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.
There were 1,441 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 28.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.41.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $46,667, and the median income for a family was $53,826. Males had a median income of $36,950 versus $35,225 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,932. About 9.3% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
Organizations Based in Capitol Heights
Capitol Heights Boys and Girls Club, a chapter of Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club, supports the youth with after school programs and athletic programs, along with mentoring boys and girls. The Capitol Heights conflict-mediation program focuses on resolving differences between the youth in the area.
Capitol Heights is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system.
Capitol Heights is zoned to:
- Capitol Heights Elementary School
- Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School
- William Hall Elementary School
- Walker Mill Middle School
- Central High School
- Town of Capitol Heights
- Capitol Heights Boys and Girls Club
- Town of Capitol Heights
- Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department