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Temple Hills, Maryland
Easterns Automotive Group store in Temple Hills
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Location of Temple Hills, Maryland
Location of Temple Hills, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°48′38″N 76°56′47″W / 38.81056°N 76.94639°W / 38.81056; -76.94639Coordinates: 38°48′38″N 76°56′47″W / 38.81056°N 76.94639°W / 38.81056; -76.94639
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
269 ft (82 m)
 • Total 7,852
 • Density 5,610/sq mi (2,240/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-77100
GNIS feature ID 0598158

Temple Hills is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. Temple Hills borders the communities of Hillcrest Heights, Marlow Heights, Camp Springs and Oxon Hill. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 7,852.

The community was named after Dr. Edward Temple, who in the 1860s lived in a home beside Henson Creek known as Moor Park. Within the area are numerous garden apartments, duplexes, and single family communities constructed mostly from the 1950s through 1970s. The adjacent, unincorporated communities of Hillcrest Heights and Marlow Heights, which are home to both the Iverson Mall & Marlow Heights Shopping Center, which both serve the community of Temple Hills, are assigned Temple Hills addresses and zipcodes.

Rosecroft Raceway (since 1949, harness horse racing) is nearby in Oxon Hill, although the racing audience has declined greatly. There are large public indoor and outdoor swimming pools operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and also the private Temple Hills Swim Club. The area is especially convenient to the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495), the Metrorail Green Line, Andrews Air Force Base, the U.S. Census Bureau, and Capitol Hill.

Since the clogged interstate Woodrow Wilson Bridge was widened in 2008, commuter access to Northern Virginia's booming job market has improved.


Temple Hills is located at 38°48′38″N 76°56′47″W / 38.81056°N 76.94639°W / 38.81056; -76.94639 (38.810580, -76.946360).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 6,630
1990 6,865 3.5%
2000 7,792 13.5%
2010 7,852 0.8%

At the 2000 census, there were 7,792 people, 3,156 households and 1,937 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 5,756.1 per square mile (2,228.5/km2). There were 3,388 housing units at an average density of 2,502.8/sq mi (969.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 9.32% White, 85.01% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 2.37% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.39% of the population.

There were 3,156 households, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.8% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.

Age distribution was 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.

The median household income was $44,868 and the median family income was $49,318. Males had a median income of $35,192 compared with $32,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,939. About 9.9% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.


Crossland High School
Crossland High School, which has a Temple Hills postal address and serves the Temple Hills CDP; it is physically in Camp Springs CDP

The CDP is served by the Prince George's County Public Schools district.

Samuel Chase and J. Frank Dent elementaries serve sections of the CDP. All residents of the CDP are zoned to Thurgood Marshall Middle School, and Crossland High School. Crossland High is physically in Camp Springs CDP and has a Temple Hills postal address.

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