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Overview

Introduction to Takoma Park, Maryland

Located in Montgomery county, Takoma Park, Maryland, is 1 miles SE of Silver Spring, Maryland (center to center) and 6 miles N of Washington, District of Columbia.

Takoma Park History

Takoma Park, the first planned commuter suburb, was founded in 1883 by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert. The city was established along the Metropolitan Branch of Baltimore and Ohio railroad. It was officially incorporated into the state in 1890. Takoma Park is also known as "Azalea City," as many of its early residents were horticulturists; notable among them was B.Y. Morrison, who was instrumental in calling the community Azalea City. As of now, a major portion of the old Takoma Park is located within the Takoma Park Historic District.

Takoma Park and nearby Attractions

  • Thomas Siegler Carriage House Museum
  • Arlington House
  • Algonkian Regional Park
  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • National Zoological Park

Things To Do In Takoma Park

The area is home to a number of museums such as the Thomas Siegler Carriage House Museum, Airmen Memorial Museum, and Agricultural History Farm Park. The Algonkian Regional Park includes an 18-hole golf course. Nearby are the National Zoological Park, Franciscan Monastery, and Antietam National Battlefield. In addition, the city holds annual celebrations such as the Folk Festival in September, the Jazz Fest in June, and the Street Festival in October.

Takoma Park Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Takoma Park Higher Education

Higher education is available at Takoma Park are University of Maryland-University College, Catholic University of America, and Georgetown University.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,567
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+9,808
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.2%
Median Earnings25+$45,421
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,494
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,880

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,580
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.8%
% Using Public Transportation29.3%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,121
Median House Value$508,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39%
African13%
German10%
Irish9.3%
Ethiopian6.7%
English6.3%
West Indian4.2%
Polish3.4%
Italian3.2%
Russian2.7%
Scottish2%
Jamaican1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
Danishn1%
Haitian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Arab0.7%
British0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Ghanaian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Kenyan0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Takoma Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes20912, 20901
P.O. Box Zip Codes20913
Phone Area Codes240,301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.98
Approximate Longitude-77

Takoma Park 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
Distance3.1 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
Distance5.5 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
Distance11.4 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
Chevy Chase2,948$250
College Park31,942$97,031
Hyattsville18,262$66,143
Mount Rainier8,364$54,415
Silver Spring78,038$87,516
University Park2,635$151,845

Takoma Park Hospitals

Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital
7600 Carroll Avenue
(301) 891-5651

Takoma Park Public Schools

Carole Highlands Elementary
1610 Hannon St
ZIP: 20912
(301) 431-5660
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Piney Branch Elementary
7510 Maple Ave
ZIP: 20912
(301) 891-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Rolling Terrace Elementary
705 Bayfield St
ZIP: 20912
(301) 431-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 899
Takoma Park Elementary
7511 Holly Ave
ZIP: 20912
(301) 650-6414
Primary
Total Enrollment 654

Takoma Park Private Schools

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School
1010 Larch Ave
ZIP: 20912
Secondary
Total Enrollment 317
John Nevins Andrews School
117 Elm Ave
ZIP: 20912
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
Sligo Adventist School
8300 Carroll Ave
ZIP: 20912
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
Takoma Academy
8120 Carroll Ave
ZIP: 20912
Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
The Washington-mclaughlin Christian School
6501 Poplar Ave
ZIP: 20912
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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