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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Capitol Heights is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 4,519. Capitol Heights is in Prince George's County. Living in Capitol Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Capitol Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Capitol Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About Capitol Heights...
Population
4,519

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$203,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,512
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Capitol Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    87.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    174.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    261.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    545.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Capitol Heights

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,245
National
$55,322
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Capitol Heights Reviews

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Capitol Heights has the potential to be great! Its a great location to live, close to DC and VA. The things is development, although there is some great things happening like new shopping centers. There also needs to be some changes to the schools and communities.
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I like Capitol Heights because its close to everything. You are near Washington D.C., Virginia, and the beltway. There's not to much traffic. I cannot think of any bad scenarios that happened as a result of me living in Capitol Heights. I would like to see less littering, but overall my experience is pretty good.
I have lived in Capitol Heights for about 14 years now and just like other towns they have there up's and downs. Living in Capitol Heights compared to other towns in Maryland that I lived is more relaxing. The reason why living in capitol heights is relaxing is because we are in the central of everything, which keeps me close to jobs, transportation, shopping, decrease amounts on gas, etc. Most place you have to drive long distances in order to do most of the things I mention.