Zip Code 20743 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameCapitol Heights
Zip Code StateMaryland
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Prince Georges
Area Code227 / 240 / 301
Current Population:38621
Racial Majority:African American 88.56%
Public School Racial Majority:Black 87.3%
Unemployment Rate:7.3%
Median Household Income$52898
Average Adjusted Gross Income$46130
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time36.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range102 - 167 ft.
Area10 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)38.88295700, -76.89251500

Zip Code 20743 Description

Zip Code 20743 is located in the state of Maryland in the Washington D.C. metro area. Zip code 20743 is primarily located in Prince Georges County. The official US Postal Service name for 20743 is CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Maryland. Portions of zip code 20743 are contained within or border the city limits of Walker Mill, MD, Coral Hills, MD, Capitol Heights, MD, Carmody Hills-Pepper Mill Village, MD, Seat Pleasant, MD, Forestville, MD, Fairmount Heights, MD, Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, Washington, DC, and Largo, MDGreater Landover, , . Zip code 20743 is within area code 240 and area code 301. 20743 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Maryland.

The current unemployment level in 20743 is 7.3% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 4.6% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 7.3% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.7%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 20743 decreased to 38621 from 41549 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 20743 is African American while the majority ethnicity attending 20743 public schools is Black. 72.3% of students in 20743 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 971 2.5% 846 +15%
 Black Or African American 34350 88.56% 34764 -1%
 Hispanic 2796 7.21% 2110 +33%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 113 0.29% 110 +3%
 Asian 77 0.2% 149 -48%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 18 0.05% 1 +1700%
 Other Race 44 0.03% 44 -73%
 Two Or More Races 597 1.16% 597 -24%

Zip Code 20743 Race/Ethnicity

 White 0.7%
 Black Or African American 87.3%
 Hispanic 10%
 Asian 0.6%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 0.9%

Zip Code 20743 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population3862141549
Male Population46.20%
Female Population53.80%
Total Households13895
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.3%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
81.8%
Median Household Income$52898
Income Under $50K Per Year46.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year38.10%
Income Above $100K Per Year15.70%
20743 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Maryland District 4Anthony G. BrownDemocrat
Related Maps: Map of All Maryland Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$136877
Average Real Estate Sale Price$104231
Current Unemployment Level 7.3%
Previous Month Unemployment Level8.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.0%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 65n - Chesapeake Rolling Coastal Plain
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 20743 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)24263442526266655845362945
Avg Max Temp (°F)43465566758388867969574766
Avg Precip (In.)3.452.823.833.224.323.674.133.914.073.453.313.2743.44
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
CBSA Type20743
CBSA Population5500613
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours