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Population (year 2000): 76,540
Males: 36,964 (48.3%), Females: 39,576 (51.7%)

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Median resident age: 34.2 years
Median household income: $51,653 (year 2000)
Median house value: $187,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Silver Spring:

  • White Non-Hispanic (38.7%)
  • Black (28.1%)
  • Hispanic (22.2%)
  • Other race (11.6%)
  • Two or more races (5.0%)
  • Vietnamese (2.6%)
  • Asian Indian (1.8%)
  • Other Asian (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
  • Korean (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (8.5%), Irish (8.4%), Subsaharan African (7.9%), English (6.5%), West Indian (3.7%), Italian (3.1%).

New! Spring, Maryland forum

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 9.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Silver Spring

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silver Spring CDP

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

35.2% Foreign born (18.6% Latin America, 7.2% Asia, 6.8% Africa).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (6.3 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (146.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Park, MD (2.0 miles Takoma Mill, MD (2.1 miles Kemp Glen, MD (2.2 miles Forest Park, MD (2.7 miles Langley Oak, MD (3.4 miles White MD (3.6 miles Adelphi, MD (3.7 miles Chillum, Chevy Chase, MD (3.8 miles North

Latitude: 39.00 N, Longitude: 77.02 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.0%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (17.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -9,591 (-12.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,510 (13.5%)

Average climate in Silver Spring, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Silver Spring-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.8 miles away from the Silver Spring city center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Lewis Black - (born 1948), comedian, Brady Anderson - (born 1964), baseball player, Lonny Baxter - NBA player (Houston Rockets, born: Jan 27, 1979), Shawn Springs - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Mar 11, 1975), Steve Schmoll - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, born: Feb 4, 1980), Blair Lee III, Billy Edelin - College basketball player (Syracuse Orange), Cameron Lewis - College basketball player (Pennsylvania Quakers), Chris Sumner - College basketball player (Mt. St. Marys Mountaineers), Dante Cunningham - College basketball player (Villanova Wildcats).


Main business address for: UNITED THERAPEUTICS CORP (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INC /DE (HOTELS & MOTELS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Silver Spring:
  • EASTERN NEURO REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (2105 FAIRLAND ROAD)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (1500 FOREST GLEN ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Silver Spring:
  • WASHINGTON ADVENTIST HOSP (about 2 miles; TAKOMA PARK, MD)
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NMC (about 5 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • NATIONAL REHAB HOSP (about 5 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Silver Spring:
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 11 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 18 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 27 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Silver Spring:
  • COLLEGE PARK (about 8 miles; COLLEGE PARK, MD; ID: CGS)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 10 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: 09W)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK (about 15 miles; GAITHERSBURG, MD; ID: GAI)

Amtrak stations near Silver Spring:
  • 8 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Silver Spring:
  • NATIONAL LABOR COLL OF G MEANY CTR OF LABOR STUD (Full-time enrollment: 581; Location: 10000 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MARYLAND COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN (FT enrollment: 85; Location: 10500 GEORGIA AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mcadmd.org)
  • MONTGOMERY BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 62; Location: 8736 ARLISS ST; Private, for-profit)
  • YESHIVA COLLEGE OF THE NATIONS CAPITAL (FT enrollment: 48; Location: 1216 ARCOLA AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • ASPEN BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 13639 GEORGIA AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • INTERNATIONAL FABRICARE INSTITUTE (Location: 12251 TECH RD MONTGOMERY IND PK; Private, not-for-profit)
  • AMERICARE SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH (Location: 1310 APPLE AVE STE 200; Private, for-profit)
  • INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED MONTESSORI STUDIES (Location: 13500 LAYHILL RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.barrie.org)
  • MARYLAND SCHOOL OF DOG GROOMING INCORPORATED (Location: 8025 13TH ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silver Spring:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; Adelphi, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,434)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 6 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 4,472)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 6 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 8,859)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 9,297)
Public high schools in Silver Spring:
  • MONTGOMERY BLAIR HIGH (Students: 3,293; Location: 51 UNIVERSITY BLVD E; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPRINGBROOK HIGH (Students: 2,004; Location: 201 VALLEYBROOK DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JAMES HUBERT BLAKE HIGH (Students: 1,831; Location: 300 NORWOOD RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH (Students: 1,572; Location: 1901 RANDOLPH RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WHEATON HIGH (Students: 1,532; Location: 12601 DALEWOOD DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ROCKVILLE HIGH (Students: 1,180; Location: 919 UNIVERSITY BLVD W; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY EVENING HIGH (Students: 115; Location: 12518 GREENLY ST; Grades: 11 - 12)
  • THOMAS EDISON HIGH SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY (Location: 12501 DALEWOOD DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MCKENNEY HILLS ALTERNATIVE CENTER (Location: 2600 HAYDEN DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Silver Spring:
  • THE BARRIE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 508; Location: 13500 LAYHILL RD PO BOX 6158; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WASHINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 357; Location: 1820 FRANWALL AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SPENCERVILLE ADVENTIST ACADEMY (Students: 243; Location: 15930 GOOD HOPE ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • YESHIVA OF GREATER WASHINGTON (Students: 170; Location: 1910 UNIVERSITY BLVD WEST; Grades: 7 - 12; Girls only)
  • THE CHELSEA SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 711 PERSHING DRIVE; Grades: 5 - 12)
  • PATHWAYS SCHOOL NORTHWOOD CAM (Students: 21; Location: 1200 UNIVERSITY BLVD W; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE PATHWAYS SCHOOL-EDGEWOOD (Students: 19; Location: 801 UNIVERSITY BLVD.; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Silver Spring:
  • TAKOMA PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 984; Location: 7611 PINEY BRANCH RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WHITE OAK MIDDLE (Students: 936; Location: 12201 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRANCIS SCOTT KEY MIDDLE (Students: 919; Location: 910 SCHINDLER DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • EASTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 900; Location: 300 UNIVERSITY BLVD EAST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SILVER SPRING INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE (Students: 876; Location: 313 WAYNE AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRIGGS CHANEY MIDDLE (Students: 802; Location: 1901 RAINBOW DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 741; Location: 3100 MEDWAY ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OAKLAND TERRACE ELEMENTARY (Students: 720; Location: 2720 PLYERS MILL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • VIERS MILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 697; Location: 11711 JOSEPH MILL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GALWAY ELEMENTARY (Students: 686; Location: 12612 GALWAY DR; Grades: PK - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Silver Spring:
  • ST. ANDREW APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 560; Location: 11602 KEMP MILL ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST BERNADETTE'S ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 80 UNIVERSITY BLVD E; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FORCEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 460; Location: 2130 EAST RANDOLPH ROAD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST CAMILLUS SCHOOL (Students: 380; Location: 1500 ST CAMILLUS DR; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL (Students: 354; Location: 10201 WOODLAND DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MICHAELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 824 WAYNE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GRACE EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 9115 GEORGIA AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (Students: 267; Location: 12319 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • QUALITY TIME EARLY LEARNING CE (Students: 254; Location: 8101 GEORGIA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 1)
  • TORAH SCH OF GREATER WASHINGTO (Students: 214; Location: P O BOX 2613; Grades: KG - 6)

Notable locations in Silver Spring: Montgomery County Maintenance Yard (A), Silver Spring Metro Station (B), Sligo Park Golf Course (C), American Red Cross (D), Employment Service Center (E), Four Corners Library (F), Long Branch Library (G), Walter Reed Military Police Station (H), AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (I), Housing Opportunities Commision (J), Montgomery County Parks Headquarters (K), Sligo Community Building (L), Silver Spring Railroad Station (M), Silver Spring Police Station (N), Silver Spring Library (O), Silver Spring Fire Station Company 19 (P), Silver Spring Fire Station Company 16 (Q), Silver Spring Fire Station Company 1 (R), Silver Spring Community Center (S).

Churches in Silver Spring include: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (A), Saint Camillus Catholic Church (B), Grace Church (C), Saint Lukes Church (D), Memorial United Methodist Church (E), Silver Spring Christian Church of Christ (F), Silver Spring Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Silver Spring United Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemetery: Grace Episcopal Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Burnt Mills Reservoir (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coquelin Run (A).

Parks in Silver Spring include: Quebec Terrace Park (1), Sligo Creek Park (2), Sligo Park (3), Northwest Branch Park (4), Montgomery Hills Park (5), Fairview Park (6), Long Branch Park (7), Rock Creek Stream Valley Park (8), Jessup Blair Park (9).

Post offices: Silver Spring Finance Post Office (A), Silver Spring Post Office (B), Woodmoor Post Office (C), Blair Post Office (D).


Silver Spring compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Silver Spring:
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPLC (1050 AM; 1 kW; SILVER SPRING, MD; Owner: METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Silver Spring:
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Silver Spring:
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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