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Overview

Introduction to Poolesville, Maryland

Poolesville, Maryland, in Montgomery county, is 8 miles W of Germantown, Maryland (center to center) and 27 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia.

Poolesville History

The area of Poolesville was purchased by two brothers, John Poole, Sr. and Joseph Poole, Sr. in 1760. In 1793, John Poole, Jr., after whom the town is named, built a log store. Incorporation occurred in 1867. Though no battles were fought in Poolesville during the Civil War, hundreds of Union soldiers were stationed in Poolesville to watch for Confederate incursions. The Poolesville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Poolesville and Nearby Attractions

  • Markoff's Haunted Forest
  • Seneca Schoolhouse Museum
  • Seneca Creek State Park
  • John Poole House
  • Red Rock Overlook Regional Park

Things To Do In Poolesville

Poolesville is home to many parks and playgrounds such as the L. M. Stevens Park, the E E Halmos Park, and the Brooks Park. The Poolesville Golf Club provides opportunities to play golf. The Markoff's Haunted Forest is a popular tourist attraction, and the Seneca Schoolhouse Museum and John Poole House provide history of the area. The Seneca Creek State Park, Balls Bluff Regional Park, and Temple Hall Farm Regional Park are only a few minutes away by car.

Poolesville Transportation

Air transportation is available at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Poolesville Higher Education

Montgomery College, Frederick Community College, and George Mason University are colleges close to Poolesville.

People

Total Population 5,100
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 5.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,703
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 62.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $167,845
% Above Poverty Level 98.1%
% Below Poverty Level 1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,627
Median House Value $436,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.4%
Irish 21.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Poolesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Germantown, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 20837
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.145
Longitude -77.417

Poolesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BOYDS 2 NW
Distance 6.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station STERLING RCS
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station WASHINGTON DULLES INTL
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barnesville 164 $127,188
Gaithersburg 64,945 $92,463
Germantown 89,826 $95,531
Laytonsville 337 $138,750
Rockville 64,331 $120,180
Washington Grove 636 $119,643

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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17501 WILLARD RD
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Serves 776 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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