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Capitol Heights is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Capitol Heights, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on November 22, 1980, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue Line, the station is located at 133 Central Avenue in a residential area at East Capitol Street and Southern Avenue.

The station opened on November 22, 1980, and coincided with the completion of 3.52 miles (5.66 km) of rail east of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Addison Road and Benning Road stations.

Capitol Heights is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 4,337 at the 2010 census. Development around the Capitol Heights Metro station has medical facilities and eateries to support the community. The Washington Redskins football stadium is just to the east of Capitol Heights, near the Capital Beltway (I-95/495) and Hampton Mall shopping center which has a new hotel and eateries.
The town borders Washington, D.C., and has a ZIP code of 20743.

Bordering areas

  • Coral Hills (southwest)
  • Seat Pleasant (northeast)
  • Washington, D.C. (northwest)
  • Fairmount Heights (north)
  • Walker Mill (southeast)


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Previous mayors

  • 1946-1950 Thomas A. Shaw
  • 1950-1952 Harvey E. Ennis
  • 1952-1954 Joseph Gainer
  • 1954-1964 Elmer L. Hockman
  • 1964-1986 Leo P. Forami
  • 1986-2002 Vivian M. Dodson
  • 2002-2006 Joyce Ayers Nixon

82006-2010 Darrell A. Miller

Town council

  • Kito A. James, Mayor (4-year term)
  • Marnitta L. King, Mayor Pro Tem (chosen by Mayor)
  • Renita A. Cason
  • Monique Hunter
  • Victor L. James, Sr.
  • Tamil Perry
  • Kenneth D. Vinsont


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,138 people, 1,441 households, and 1,014 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,047.3 people per square mile (1,948.4/km²). There were 1,603 housing units at an average density of 1,955.2 per square mile (754.8/km²). 

There were 1,441 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 28.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,667, and the median income for a family was $53,826. Males had a median income of $36,950 versus $35,225 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,932. About 9.3% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Law enforcement

Capitol Heights is served by its own police department. Chief Gary Blakes was recently selected to serve as the Chief of Police.

Community organizations in Capitol Heights

Capitol Heights Boys & Girls Club, a chapter of Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club, supports the youth with after-school programs and athletic programs, along with mentoring boys and girls.

The Capitol Heights conflict-mediation program focuses on resolving differences between youths in the area.


Capitol Heights is a part of the Prince George's County Public Schools system.

Capitol Heights is zoned to: Elementary Schools Website

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