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Overview

Introduction to Silver Spring, Maryland

Silver Spring is a large unincorporated municipality located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Lying only 7 miles north of Washington, D.C., Silver Spring is a major business hub which is also not far from Baltimore (35 miles to the northeast). The community got its name from an 1840 discovery of a spring flowing with chips of mica, located in what is now the Acorn Park section of downtown Silver Spring. Francis Preston Blair, advisor to President Andrew Jackson and the first United States Postmaster General, made the discovery two years before constructing a twenty-room mansion as a summer home which he dubbed Silver Spring. Although never incorporated, Silver Spring stands today as one of the most important business and residential centers in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Points of Interest in Silver Spring

Acorn Park, site of the original silver spring, is now an historical treasure, as is Jesup Blair Park, former home of Francis Preston Blair's daughter Violet. Brookside Gardens and Nature Center is a 50-acre park attractive to nature lovers, gardeners, or anyone looking for a beautiful site to hold a special event. The National Capital Trolley Museum, located just 10 miles north of downtown Silver Spring, celebrates the heritage of electric street trolleys and old railway trains. The George Meany Memorial Archives contains historical records of the AFL/CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) and features exhibits chronicling the history of unions and the labor movement. Silver Spring is also home to the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Culture Center, a site which showcases American and foreign films. Also located in Silver Spring is the World Headquarters of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a large complex with visitor's center, tours, and presentations. Art lovers can appreciate the Gudelsky Gallery, an intimate gallery featuring works of local artists.

Washington, D.C. has a multitude of world-class attractions of its own, only minutes away from Silver Spring. A few of these are:

  • The Washington Monument
  • United States Capitol
  • The White House
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Library Of Congress
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Woodrow Wilson House Museum
  • Ford's Theatre
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Capital Children's Museum
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Museum
  • The National Zoo
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • The Washington Opera
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Sports fans have their choice of enjoying major-league pro teams minutes away in Washington or a half-hour away in Baltimore. These teams include:

  • Major League Baseball: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals
  • National Football League: Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins
  • National Hockey League: Washington Capitals
  • Basketball: Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA), Baltimore Pearls (ABA)
  • Soccer: DC United (Washington's MLS team), Baltimore Blast (MISL)
  • Major League Lacrosse: Baltimore Bayhawks

Demographics

People

Total Population78,038
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens9.2%
Employed Population 16+44,384
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.1%
Median Earnings25+$44,233
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,379
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,634

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,516
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation28.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,491
Median House Value$469,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.3%
African10.9%
German7.8%
Irish7%
English5.7%
Ethiopian5.2%
Italian3.2%
West Indian2.8%
Polish2.2%
Russian1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Haitian1.1%
Arab1%
Swedish0.9%
Jamaican0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Czech0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
British0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
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Silver Spring Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes20903, 20910, 20901, 20902, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20912
P.O. Box Zip Codes20907, 20908, 20911, 20918, 20914, 20915, 20916, 20913
Company Zip Codes20993, 20997
Phone Area Codes301, 240
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.02
Approximate Longitude-76.98

Silver Spring Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOLLEGE PARK
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationNATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationROCKVILLE 1 NE
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethesda62,608$204,321
Chevy Chase2,948$250
Kensington2,111$161,750
Somerset1,215$250
Takoma Park17,567$103,580
University Park2,635$151,845

Silver Spring Hospitals

Holy Cross Hospital
(Non-profit)
1500 Forest Glen Road
(301) 754-7000
Saint Luke Institute
(Non-profit)
8901 New Hampshire Avenue
(301) 445-1046

Silver Spring Public Schools

Burnt Mills Elementary
11211 Childs St
ZIP: 20901
(301) 649-8192
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Eastern Middle School
300 University Blvd East
ZIP: 20901
(301) 650-6650
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Forest Knolls Elementary
10830 Eastwood Ave
ZIP: 20901
(301) 649-8060
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Highland View Elementary
9010 Providence Ave
ZIP: 20901
(301) 650-6426
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Montgomery Blair High
51 University Blvd E
ZIP: 20901
(301) 649-2800
High
Total Enrollment 2892
Montgomery Knolls Elementary
807 Daleview Dr
ZIP: 20901
(301) 431-7667
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Northwood High School
919 University Blvd W
ZIP: 20901
(301) 649-8088
High
Total Enrollment 1585
Oak View Elementary
400 E Wayne Ave
ZIP: 20901
(301) 650-6434
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Pine Crest Elementary
201 Woodmoor Dr
ZIP: 20901
(301) 649-8066
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Arcola Elementary
1820 Franwall Ave
ZIP: 20902
(301) 649-8590
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle
11800 Monticello Ave
ZIP: 20902
(301) 649-8100
Middle
Total Enrollment 721
Flora M. Singer Elementary School
2600 Hayden Drive
ZIP: 20902
(301) 649-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Glen Haven Elementary
10900 Inwood Ave
ZIP: 20902
(301) 649-8051
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Glenallan Elementary
12520 Heurich Rd
ZIP: 20902
(301) 929-2014
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Highland Elementary
3100 Medway St
ZIP: 20902
(301) 929-2040
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
John F. Kennedy High
1901 Randolph Rd
ZIP: 20902
(301) 929-2100
High
Total Enrollment 1554
Kemp Mill Elementary
411 Sisson St
ZIP: 20902
(301) 649-8046
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Mcps Transitions School
11721 Kemp Mill Rd
ZIP: 20902
(301) 649-8008
High
Total Enrollment 38
Oakland Terrace Elementary
2720 Plyers Mill Rd
ZIP: 20902
(301) 929-2161
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Sligo Middle
1401 Dennis Ave
ZIP: 20902
(301) 649-8121
Middle
Total Enrollment 522
Broad Acres Elementary
710 Beacon Rd
ZIP: 20903
(301) 431-7616
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Cresthaven Elementary
1234 Cresthaven Dr
ZIP: 20903
(301) 431-7622
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Francis Scott Key Middle
910 Schindler Drive
ZIP: 20903
(301) 422-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
New Hampshire Estates Elem
8720 Carroll Ave
ZIP: 20903
(301) 431-7607
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Roscoe R Nix Elementary
1100 Corliss St
ZIP: 20903
(301) 422-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Cannon Road Elementary
901 Cannon Road
ZIP: 20904
(301) 989-5662
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Galway Elementary
12612 Galway Dr
ZIP: 20904
(301) 595-2930
Primary
Total Enrollment 810
Greencastle Elementary
13611 Robey Rd
ZIP: 20904
(301) 595-2940
Primary
Total Enrollment 809
Jackson Road Elementary
900 Jackson Rd
ZIP: 20904
(301) 989-5650
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Springbrook High
201 Valleybrook Dr
ZIP: 20904
(301) 989-5700
High
Total Enrollment 1751
Westover Elementary
401 Hawkesbury Ln
ZIP: 20904
(301) 989-5676
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
White Oak Middle
12201 New Hampshire Ave
ZIP: 20904
(301) 989-5780
Middle
Total Enrollment 747
William Tyler Page Elementary
13400 Tamarack Rd
ZIP: 20904
(301) 989-5672
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Briggs Chaney Middle
1901 Rainbow Dr
ZIP: 20905
(301) 989-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 903
Cloverly Elementary
800 Briggs Chaney Rd
ZIP: 20905
(301) 989-5770
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary
1200 Swingingdale Dr
ZIP: 20905
(301) 989-6030
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Fairland Elementary
14315 Fairdale Rd
ZIP: 20905
(301) 989-5658
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
James Hubert Blake High
300 Norwood Rd
ZIP: 20905
(301) 879-1300
High
Total Enrollment 1601
Stonegate Elementary
14811 Notley Rd
ZIP: 20905
(301) 989-5668
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
A. Mario Loiederman Middle
12701 Goodhill Rd
ZIP: 20906
(301) 929-2282
Middle
Total Enrollment 912
Argyle Middle
2400 Bel Pre Rd
ZIP: 20906
(301) 460-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 916
Georgian Forest Elementary
3100 Regina Dr
ZIP: 20906
(301) 460-2170
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Harmony Hills Elementary
13407 Lydia St
ZIP: 20906
(301) 929-2157
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Sargent Shriver Elementary
12518 Greenly Dr
ZIP: 20906
(301) 929-4426
Primary
Total Enrollment 755
Strathmore Elementary
3200 Beaverwood Ln
ZIP: 20906
(301) 460-2135
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Thomas Edison High School Of Technology
12501 Dalewood Dr
ZIP: 20906
(301) 929-2175
Viers Mill Elementary
11711 Joseph Mill Rd
ZIP: 20906
(301) 929-2165
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Weller Road Elementary
3301 Weller Rd
ZIP: 20906
(301) 929-2010
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Wheaton High
12601 Dalewood Dr
ZIP: 20906
(301) 929-2050
High
Total Enrollment 1467
East Silver Spring Elementary
631 Silver Spring Ave
ZIP: 20910
(301) 650-6420
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Rosemary Hills Elementary
2111 Porter Rd
ZIP: 20910
(301) 650-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Silver Spring International Middle
313 Wayne Ave
ZIP: 20910
(301) 650-6544
Middle
Total Enrollment 975
Sligo Creek Elementary
500 Schuyler Rd
ZIP: 20910
(301) 562-2722
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd
ZIP: 20910
(301) 650-6444
Middle
Total Enrollment 995
Woodlin Elementary
2101 Luzerne Ave
ZIP: 20910
(301) 650-6440
Primary
Total Enrollment 626

Silver Spring Private Schools

Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery
9504 Brunett Ave
ZIP: 20901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Community School Of Md At Northwood High School
919 University Blvd West Room C-203
ZIP: 20901
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Mount Jezreel Christian School
420 University Blvd E
ZIP: 20901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
National Children's Center School/maryland Site
410 University Blvd W
ZIP: 20901
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
St Bernadette School
80 University Blvd E
ZIP: 20901
Elementary
Total Enrollment 394
Pathways School - Northwood At Hyattsville
1200 University Blvd W
ZIP: 20902
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Rock Creek Montessori School
3701 Spruell Dr
ZIP: 20902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Andrew Apostle School
11602 Kemp Mill Rd
ZIP: 20902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 254
St John The Evangelist School
10201 Woodland Dr
ZIP: 20902
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
Yeshiva Of Greater Washington Boys Division
1216 Arcola Ave
ZIP: 20902
Secondary
Total Enrollment 91
St Francis International School
1500 Saint Camillus Dr
ZIP: 20903
Elementary
Total Enrollment 318
Casa De Montessori
14015 New Hampshire Ave
ZIP: 20904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Forcey Christian School Pk-8
2130 E Randolph Rd
ZIP: 20904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 470
Jamon Montessori Day School
52 Randolph Rd
ZIP: 20904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Julia Brown Montessori School
1300 Milestone Dr
ZIP: 20904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
St John The Baptist School
12319 New Hampshire Ave
ZIP: 20904
Elementary
Total Enrollment 266
Hampshire View Christian School
360 Ednor Rd
ZIP: 20905
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 44
Barrie School
13500 Layhill Rd
ZIP: 20906
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
Winchester School
3223 Bel Pre Rd
ZIP: 20906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
Chelsea School
711 Pershing Dr
ZIP: 20910
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
Grace Episcopal Day School
9115 Georgia Ave
ZIP: 20910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Quality Time Early Learning Center
8101 Georgia Ave
ZIP: 20910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
St Michael The Archangel Catholic School
824 Wayne Ave
ZIP: 20910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 156
The Nora School
955 Sligo Ave
ZIP: 20910
Secondary
Total Enrollment 58
The Siena School
9727 Georgia Ave
ZIP: 20910
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Torah School Of Greater Washington
2010 Linden Ln
ZIP: 20910
Elementary
Total Enrollment 303
Yeshiva Of Greater Washington Girls Division
2010 Linden Ln
ZIP: 20910
Secondary
Total Enrollment 182
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