Temple Hills is a suburb of Washington, D.C., southeast of the downtown district. It is an unincorporated areaand census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 7,852. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.
The community was named after Dr. Edward Temple, who in the 1860s lived in a home beside Henson Creek known as Moor Park. Within the area are numerous garden apartments, duplexes, and single family communities constructed mostly from the 1950s through 1970s. The large community of Hillcrest Heights is nearby (and has a Temple Hills mailing address), with the 1960s 2-level Iverson Mall and Marlow Heightsshopping centers.