Poolesville, Maryland

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Poolesville, Maryland

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. The town has a population of 5,151.

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.

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High Points

Poolesville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Poolesville People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Poolesville Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Poolesville Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Poolesville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Poolesville, Maryland

Comparing Poolesville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Affordability of Rents 1 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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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

  • 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
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
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
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Poolesville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,151 100%
Male 2,530 49.1%
Female 2,621 50.9%
Under 18 1,803 35%
18+ 3,348 65%
65+ 166 3.2%
Median Age 35
Average Family Size 3.44
White 4,820 93.6%
African-American 147 2.9%
Asian 56 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 25 0.5%
Other 36 0.7%
Mixed Race 66 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 138 2.7%

Estimated Poolesville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,498
Growth 347
Growth % 6.7%

Poolesville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 16.1%
Irish 15.9%
English 10.9%
US/American 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.1%
Italian 7.9%
Scottish 3.9%
Polish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
European 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Greek 1.8%
Russian 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Iranian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Bulgarian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Poolesville 5,151 $88,916
Barnesville 161 $79,581
Gaithersburg 52,613 $66,669
Germantown 55,419 $67,204
Laytonsville 277 $83,261
Rockville 47,388 $79,051
Washington Grove 515 $97,029
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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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