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Potomac Heights
Charles County, Maryland


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History & History-related items

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Potomac Heights is approximately 1,337 (2007), 1117 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 569 (2000), 504 (2010).
The amount of land area in Potomac Heights is 8.63 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Potomac Heights is 1.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.517 sq kilometers.
The distance from Potomac Heights to Washington DC is 21 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 43 miles. (as the crow flies)
Potomac Heights is positioned 38.60 degrees north of the equator and 77.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Potomac Heights elevation is 59 feet above sea level.
Potomac Heights per capita income is $ 19,656 (2000).
Potomac Heights median income is $ 47,682 (2007).
The Potomac Heights median home price is $ 129,341 (2007).


in southern Maryland about 15 miles from Dale City, Virginia. Other nearby communities include Indian Head, Bryans Road, Fort Belvoir, Bennsville and Accokeek all in Maryland and Mount Vernon and Woodbridge both in Virginia.
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History & History Related Items

The town was originally owned by the Government but in 1947, the residents created a co-operative and bought the community from the government. At the beginning the homes were built from 1940 to 1943 to house defense workers. As a co-operative, prospective residents must apply and be accepted for membership before being allowed to move in.
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Potomac Heights Chamber

Charles County Chamber of Commerce
101 Centennial Street, Suite A
La Plata, Maryland 20646
Phone: 301-932-6500

Potomac Heights Organizations

Charles County Chamber of Commerce
101 Centennial Street, Suite A
La Plata, Maryland 20646
Phone: 301-932-6500

Potomac Heights Schools

Charles County Public Schools
5980 Radio Station Road
La Plata, MD 20646
Phone: 301-932-6610 Potomac Heights


The population of Potomac Heights was:
1990 - 1,524
2000 - 1,154
2007 - 1,337

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 702
2000 - 569

Median age:
2000 - 39.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 35,556
2007 - $ 47,682

Median house value:
2000 - $ 53,500
2007 - $ 129,341

Potomac Heights is located in the Eastern Time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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