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Fairmount Heights, Maryland
Town of Fairmount Heights
World War II Monument
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Official seal of Fairmount Heights, Maryland
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Location of Fairmount Heights, Maryland
Location of Fairmount Heights, Maryland
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
Incorporated 1935
Government
 • Type Mayor-council government
Area
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.69 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
98 ft (30 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,528
 • Density 5,766.04/sq mi (2,228.08/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
20743
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-27400
GNIS feature ID 0597387

Fairmount Heights is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 1,528. The town was formally incorporated in 1935, making the town the second oldest African-American-majority municipality in Prince George's County. The town is composed of six subdivisions: Fairmount Heights (1900), Waterford (1907), Mount Weissner (1909), North Fairmount Heights (1910), West Fairmount Heights (1911) and Sylvan Vista (1923).

Historic sites

Fairmount Heights Historic District
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Area 144 acres (58 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Tudor, Ranch, Bungalow/Craftsman
NRHP reference No. 11000821
Added to NRHP November 18, 2011

The following is a list of historic sites in Fairmount Heights identified by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. On November 18, 2011, the Town of Fairmount Heights was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Fairmont Heights Historic District.

Site name Image Location M-NCPPC Inventory Number Comment
1 Samuel Hargrove House 5907 K Street 72-009-17
2 W. Sidney Pittman House 505 Eastern Avenue 72-009-18
3 Alice Dorsey House 910 59th Avenue 72-009-23
4 Fairmount Heights (Grace) Methodist Episcopal Church 716 59th Avenue 72-009-25
5 Trammell-Taylor House 717 59th Avenue 72-009-26
6 Towles-Brooks House 708 59th Avenue 72-009-27
7 Louis Brown House 701 58th Avenue 72-009-28
8 World War II Monument Corner of 59th Avenue and 59th Place 72-009-29
9 Isaac Brown House 715 59th Place 72-009-30
10 William B. Coles House 730 60th Avenue 72-009-31
11 John S. Johnson House 612 60th Place 72-009-32
12 Henry Pinckney House 608 60th Place 72-009-33
13 Cornelius Fonville House 602 60th Place 72-009-35
14 Doswell Brooks House 6107 Foote Street 72-009-36
15 Charity Hall 715 61st Avenue 72-009-38
16 Robert S. Nichols House 802 58th Avenue 72-009-39
17 Bungalow Row House #1 610 62nd Avenue 72-009-41
18 Prince Albert Washington House 949 Eastern Avenue 72-009-43
19 Bungalow Row House #2 700 62nd Avenue 72-009-45
20 Bungalow Row House #3 709 62nd Avenue 72-009-46
21 Bungalow Row House #4 711 62nd Avenue 72-009-47
22 Tyrone and Caroline Bush House 5603 Addison Road 72-009-48

Bordering areas

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,218
1940 1,391 14.2%
1950 2,097 50.8%
1960 2,308 10.1%
1970 1,972 −14.6%
1980 1,616 −18.1%
1990 1,238 −23.4%
2000 1,508 21.8%
2010 1,494 −0.9%
2020 1,528 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Fairmount Heights town, Maryland – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 15 17 1.00% 1.11%
Black or African American alone (NH) 1,313 1,091 87.88% 71.40%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 6 0 0.40% 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 12 29 0.80% 1.90%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 2 0.00% 0.13%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 27 44 1.81% 2.88%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 121 345 8.10% 22.58%
Total 1,494 1,528 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,494 people, 517 households, and 370 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,533.3 inhabitants per square mile (2,136.4/km2). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 2,181.5 per square mile (842.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 2.9% White, 88.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 5.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.1% of the population.

There were 517 households, of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.0% were married couples living together, 33.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.4% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.34.

The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Education

Fairmount Heights is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

Zoned elementary schools for town are Robert Gray and Seat Pleasant. All residents are zoned to G. James Gholson Middle School and Fairmont Heights High School.

Originally Charity Hall housed the school in Fairmount Heights. The previous Fairmount Heights Elementary School building, in the hip-frame style and two stories tall, is used as a church. Designed by W. Sidney Pittman, who headed the committee for the building's construction, the building opened in June 1912. Residents asked the county government for one in the beginning of 1911, and in April of that year the county board asked for the establishment of the school. The Mount Zion Apostolic Faith Church purchased the building in 1934; at that time a brick school building on Addison Road, with eight classrooms, became the new school building.

Transportation

2018-10-17 15 49 23 View northwest along Addison Road at 62nd Avenue in Fairmount Heights, Prince George's County, Maryland
View northwest along Addison Road, the largest road completely within the borders of Fairmount Heights

The main road through Fairmount Heights is Addison Road. Other significant roads include Eastern Avenue, which forms the southwest border of town (adjacent to Washington, D.C.), and Sheriff Road, which forms the northwest and north border of the town. No state highways enter Fairmount Heights. The closest state highway is Maryland Route 704 in adjacent Seat Pleasant.

Notable people

See also

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