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Fairmount Heights, Maryland

Fairmount Heights, Maryland
Town
Town of Fairmount Heights
Official seal of Fairmount Heights, Maryland
Seal

Location of Fairmount Heights, Maryland
Coordinates:
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Incorporated 1935
Government
 • Type Mayor-council government
 • Mayor Lillie Thompson-Martin
Area[1]
 • Total 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Land 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,494
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,523
 • Density 5,533.3/sq mi (2,136.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 20743
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-27400
GNIS feature ID 0597387

Fairmount Heights is a town in

  • Town of Fairmount Heights official website

External links

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010".  
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  3. ^ "Population Estimates".  
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fairmount Heights, Maryland
  5. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Fairmount Heights town, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ Fairmount Heights, Prince George's County, Maryland
  7. ^ Fairmount Heights, Prince George's County, Maryland
  8. ^ http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/37mun/fairmount/html/f.html
  9. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 11/14/11 through 11/18/11. National Park Service. 2011-11-25. 
  10. ^ M-NCPPC African-American Heritage Survey.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder".  

References

The median income for a household in the town was $48,250, and the median income for a family was $53,304. Males had a median income of $34,107 versus $34,327 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,966. About 6.9% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

In the town the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

There were 498 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 26.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.52.

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 1,508 people, 498 households, and 361 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,622.7 people per square mile (2,156.5/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 2,091.7 per square mile (802.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 1.13% White, 95.82% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

2000 census

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.

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.

As of the census[2] 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.

2010 census

Demographics

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.[1]

Fairmount Heights is located at (38.901761, -76.914504).[11]

Geography

Bordering areas

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

The following is a list of historic sites in Fairmount Heights identified by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.[10] On November 18, 2011, the Town of Fairmount Heights was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Fairmont Heights Historic District.[9]

Fairmount Heights Historic District
Area 144 acres (58 ha)
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Tudor, Ranch, Bungalow/Craftsman
NRHP Reference # 11000821[9]
Added to NRHP November 18, 2011

Historic sites

  • Prominent architect William Sidney Pittman built his home on Eastern Avenue; his wife, Portia, was the daughter of Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute.ArthurHJackson a third generation native of the town was elected in 1974, at the age of 18, as the youngest elected Councilman and Municipal Official in United States History.

Notable residents

  • Lillie Thompson-Martin, Mayor, 2015
  • Andina Keith, 2014
  • Patricia Waiters, 2014
  • Jacqueline Wood-Dodson, 2014
  • Timothy Burley, 2015
  • Harry Saunders, 2015
  • Patricia Ukkundo'Oohwaka, 2015[8]

The Town Council of Fairmount Heights consists of six elected councilmembers and an elected mayor who sits as chair of the council. The mayor and councilmembers are elected to serve for two years. The following are current officers of the town:[7]

Town government

(*)- Served as acting mayor

  • Robert S. Nichols (1935-1937)
  • Ulysses Markall (1937-1941)
  • George H. Patterson (1941-1943)
  • James A. Campbell (1943-1955)
  • Doswell E. Brooks (1955-1967)
  • Lawrence L. Brooks, Sr. (1967-1973)
  • Charles C. Davis (1973-1977)
  • Robert R. Gray (1977-1991)
  • Ruth S. Brown (1991-1993)
  • Jerome T. Countee (1993-1997)
  • Kathleen T. Scott (1997-1998)
  • R. Dean Cooks * (1998-1999)
  • Johnnie R. Saxton (1999-2003)
  • Lillie Thompson-Martin (2003-2007)
  • Madeline E. Richardson (2007-2009)
  • Nathaniel R. Mines, Jr. (2009-2011)
  • Lillie Thompson-Martin (2011–present)[6]

Mayors

  • Mayors 1
  • Town government 2
  • Notable residents 3
  • Historic sites 4
  • Bordering areas 5
  • Geography 6
  • Demographics 7
    • 2010 census 7.1
    • 2000 census 7.2
  • References 8
  • External links 9

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