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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
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
269 ft (82 m)
 • Total 8,350
 • Density 5,930.40/sq mi (2,290.19/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. Per the 2020 census, the population was 8,350.

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%
2020 8,350 6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Temple Hills CDP, Maryland – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 332 315 4.23% 3.77%
Black or African American alone (NH) 6,748 6,833 85.94% 81.83%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 19 14 0.24% 0.17%
Asian alone (NH) 94 120 1.20% 1.44%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 2 1 0.03% 0.01%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 15 24 0.19% 0.29%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 158 225 2.01% 2.69%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 484 818 6.16% 9.80%
Total 7,852 8,350 100.00% 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.


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.

Notable people

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