Landover Hills, Maryland

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Landover Hills, Maryland
Town of Landover Hills
"Maryland with Pride!"[1]
Location of Landover Hills, Maryland
Location of Landover Hills, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°56′36″N 76°53′27″W / 38.94333°N 76.89083°W / 38.94333; -76.89083Coordinates: 38°56′36″N 76°53′27″W / 38.94333°N 76.89083°W / 38.94333; -76.89083
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Prince George's
 • Total0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Land0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
164 ft (50 m)
 • Total1,687
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,457.77/sq mi (1,720.49/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)301, 240
FIPS code24-45400
GNIS feature ID0597656
WebsiteTown of Landover Hills

Landover Hills is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[6] The population was 1,687 at the 2010 census.[7] The town has a neighborhood named Defense Heights.


Landover Hills was incorporated in 1945.[2]


Landover Hills is located at 38°56'36" North, s76°53'27" West (38.943244, -76.890811).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.[9]

Adjacent areas[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)1,636[5]−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

At the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the town was $55,313, and the median income for a family was $55,938. Males had a median income of $31,842 versus $32,464 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,779. About 10.1% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

The Crestview Square shopping center

The town's fire department is a combination career/volunteer fire department and operates an engine company, a BLS ambulance, an ALS medic unit, and a medical ambulance bus.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 1,687 people, 496 households, and 381 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,623.3 inhabitants per square mile (2,171.2/km2). There were 549 housing units at an average density of 1,830.0 per square mile (706.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 22.1% White, 43.3% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 27.4% from other races, and 4.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.8% of the population.

There were 496 households, of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 21.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.2% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.78.

The median age in the town was 31.3 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 5.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.


  • Mayor: Jeffrey Schomisch
  • City Council:
    • Jeannette M. Ripley - Ward 1 (also serves as Vice Mayor)
    • Joseph Williams - Ward 1
    • Kathleen Walker - Ward 2
    • Vacant - Ward 2
    • Todd Over - Ward 3
    • Rommel Pazmino - Ward 3

Immediate Past Mayor: Lee P. Walker

Town Manager: Karen Ruff

Public Works Director: James Schad

Chief of Police: Robert V. Liberati Jr.



The U.S. Postal Service operates the Landover Hills Post Office adjacent to the town, in an unincorporated area with a Hyattsville postal address.[12][13]


US 50 eastbound in Landover Hills

The largest highway serving Landover Hills is U.S. Route 50, which skims the southeast edge of town. There is no direct access between US 50 and the surface streets of Landover Hills, with the nearest interchange being just outside the town limits at Maryland Route 410. MD 410 connects to Maryland Route 450, which serves as the main surface highway providing direct access to Landover Hills.


Landover Hills falls under the jurisdiction of Prince George's County Public Schools. Its territory is zoned to multiple schools:[12]

Elementary schools:[14]

  • Cooper Lane Elementary School (Pre K-6)
  • Judge Sylvania S. Woods Elementary School (Pre K-6)

The zoned middle school is Charles Carroll Middle School (7-8).[15] Parkdale High School (9-12) serves Landover Hills.[16]

Private schools in the Landover Hills area are:

  • New Hope Academy (3yrs-12th grade) - in the town limits[17]
  • Saint Mary's School (Catholic; preschool-8th grade) - in the town limits[18]
  • Ascension Lutheran School (K-8th grade) - Adjacent to the town.[12]


Law enforcement[edit]

The Landover Hills Police Department (LHPD) is the primary law enforcement agency servicing the municipality. The LHPD is assisted by the Prince George's County Police and Sheriff's Office as directed by authority. The current chief of police is Chief Robert V. Liberati, Jr. The agency also doubles as the town code enforcement when needed.[11]


  1. ^ "Town of Landover Hills". Town of Landover Hills. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Landover Hills, Maryland". Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Landover Hills, Maryland
  7. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Landover Hills town, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 13, 2011.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ a b Landover Hills, Maryland Archived 2008-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ a b c "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Landover Hills town, MD." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "LANDOVER HILLS." U.S. Postal Service. Retrieved on September 11, 2018. "7400 BUCHANAN ST HYATTSVILLE, MD 20784-2324"
  14. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOLS AND BOUNDARIES SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019." Prince George's County Public Schools. Retrieved on August 26, 2018.
  17. ^ Home. New Hope Academy. Retrieved on August 26, 2018. "New Hope Academy 7009 Varnum Street Hyattsville MD"
  18. ^ Home. Saint Mary's School. Retrieved on August 26, 2018. "St. Mary's Catholic School 7207 Annapolis Rd. Landover Hills, MD. 20784"

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