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Population (year 2000): 17,299. Estimated population in July 2005: 18,540 (+7.2% change)
Males: 8,149 (47.1%), Females: 9,150 (52.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $48,490 (year 2000)
Median house value: $189,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Takoma Park:

  • White Non-Hispanic (44.2%)
  • Black (34.0%)
  • Hispanic (14.4%)
  • Other race (7.4%)
  • Two or more races (5.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Subsaharan African (10.2%), German (8.2%), Irish (7.6%), English (6.9%), West Indian (4.4%), Italian (3.6%).

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Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 2.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Takoma Park

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Takoma Park city

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

28.4% Foreign born (14.0% Latin America, 8.2% Africa, 3.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-0.2%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spring, MD Silver (2.0 miles pop. 76,540).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (4.7 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (145.8 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Park, MD (1.7 miles Langley MD (1.8 miles Chillum, Spring, MD Silver (2.0 miles MD (2.7 miles Adelphi, Rainier, MD (3.8 miles Mount MD (3.9 miles Hyattsville, MD (4.0 miles Hillandale, Mill, MD (4.0 miles Kemp

Latitude: 38.98 N, Longitude: 77.00 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,114 (-18.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,118 (11.9%)


 

Crime in Takoma Park by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 2 0
    per 100,000 5.8 5.8 0.0 11.6 0.0
Rapes 9 4 6 9 2
    per 100,000 52.0 23.1 34.7 52.0 11.6
Robberies 50 70 92 67 58
    per 100,000 289.0 404.6 531.8 387.3 335.3
Assaults 37 28 26 28 29
    per 100,000 213.9 161.9 150.3 161.9 167.6
Burglaries 158 150 107 156 133
    per 100,000 913.3 867.1 618.5 901.8 768.8
Thefts 477 562 639 447 410
    per 100,000 2757.4 3248.7 3693.9 2584.0 2370.1
Auto thefts 147 198 229 176 154
    per 100,000 849.8 1144.6 1323.8 1017.4 890.2
398.3 451.0 500.4 428.8 358.6


Average climate in Takoma Park, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Takoma

Takoma Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Takoma Park 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 32.2 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Steve Francis - NBA player (Orlando Magic, born: Feb 21, 1977), Tamyra Gray, Fred Funk - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 6/14/56), Tony Skinn - College basketball player (George Mason Patriots).


Hospital/medical center in Takoma Park:
  • WASHINGTON ADVENTIST HOSP (7600 CARROLL AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Takoma Park:
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; SILVER SPRING, MD)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NMC (about 4 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Takoma Park:
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 10 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 16 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 27 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; ID: BWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Takoma Park:
  • COLLEGE PARK (about 6 miles; COLLEGE PARK, MD; ID: CGS)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 8 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: 09W)
  • SUBURBAN (about 15 miles; LAUREL, MD; ID: W18)

Amtrak stations near Takoma Park:
  • 6 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 13 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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 4 $21,482 $64,446 12 $13,696
Other and Unallocable 11 $36,744 $40,084 5 $8,502
Financial Administration 5 $19,851 $47,642 2 $1,289
Other Government Administration 9 $44,411 $59,214 8 $3,272
Police Protection - Officers 36 $159,074 $53,024 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $44,176 $44,176 10 $12,819
Streets and Highways 7 $18,952 $32,489 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 9 $24,254 $32,338 0 $0
Sewerage 1 $5,473 $65,676 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $26,951 $40,426 20 $13,961
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11 $41,207 $44,953 3 $2,628
Natural Resources 2 $7,165 $42,990 0 $0
Totals for Government 115 $449,739 $46,929 60 $56,167


Colleges/Universities in Takoma Park:
  • COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 791; Location: 7600 FLOWER AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.CUC.EDU)
  • WASHINGTON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF RAD (FT enrollment: 22; Location: 7600 CARROLL AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Takoma Park:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-UNIVERSITY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; Adelphi, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,434)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 4 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 4,472)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 6 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 9,297)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 8,859)
Private high school in Takoma Park:
  • TAKOMA ACADEMY (Students: 400; Location: 8120 CARROLL AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Takoma Park:
  • ROLLING TERRACE ELEMENTARY (Students: 717; Location: 705 BAYFIELD ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CAROLE HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY (Students: 596; Location: 1610 HANNON ST; Grades: PK - 06)
  • PINEY BRANCH ELEMENTARY (Students: 510; Location: 7510 MAPLE AVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • TAKOMA PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 390; Location: 7511 HOLLY AVE; Grades: PK - 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Takoma Park:
  • JOHN NEVINS ANDREWS SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 117 ELM AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SLIGO ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 8300 CARROLL AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF SORROWS ELEM SCH (Students: 238; Location: 1010 LARCH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WASHINGTON-MCLAUGHLIN CHRIST (Students: 142; Location: 6501 POPLAR AVE; Grades: KG - 6)

Notable locations in Takoma Park: Takoma Park Library (A), Takoma Park Fire Station Company 2 (B), Takoma Park City Hall (C).

Shopping Centers: International Mall Shopping Center (1), New Hampshire Center Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Takoma Park include: Grace United Methodist Church (A), Sligo Church (B), Zion Church (C), Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (D).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Branch (A).

Parks in Takoma Park include: Colby Park (1), Spring Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Takoma Park compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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 Takoma Park:
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WPLC (1050 AM; 1 kW; SILVER SPRING, MD; Owner: METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, 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.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Takoma Park:
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 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)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • 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 Takoma Park:
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)

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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