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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,108
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens6.6%
Employed Population 16+2,718
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married58%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.2%
Median Earnings25+$65,590
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,179
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,068

Wealth

Median Family Income$153,052
% Above Poverty Level98.5%
% Below Poverty Level1.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone9.1%
Median Gross Rent$2,085
Median House Value$391,600

Ancestry

German26.4%
Irish21.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
English15.3%
Italian10.2%
Scottish2.7%
Polish2.3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Welsh1.1%
Norwegian1%
Slovak1%
Belgian0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Czech0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Belizean0.5%
Swedish0.5%
African0.4%
Kenyan0.4%
Greek0.3%
Russian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
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Poolesville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes20837
Phone Area Codes240,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.14
Approximate Longitude-77.41

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)

StationBOYDS 2 NW
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationSTERLING RCS
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp39 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationWASHINGTON DULLES INTL
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barnesville152$128,125
Gaithersburg66,104$93,939
Germantown90,494$94,642
Laytonsville348$137,500
Rockville65,171$121,330
Washington Grove593$125,357

Poolesville Public Schools

John H. Poole Middle
17014 Tom Fox Ave
ZIP: 20837
(301) 972-7979
Middle
Total Enrollment 326
Poolesville Elementary
19565 Fisher Ave
ZIP: 20837
(301) 972-7960
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Poolesville High
17501 Willard Rd
ZIP: 20837
(301) 972-7900
High
Total Enrollment 1225
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