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Potomac is in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The latitude of Potomac is 39.018N. The longitude is -77.208W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 361 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 44,822.


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Median household income
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$128,936
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Potomac demographic reports
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: C&O Canal National Historical Park
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 65

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10% of Potomac residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Potomac ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Potomac was $64,875, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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76% of Potomac residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Potomac, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,056.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,691.


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Libraries in Potomac include Potomac Community Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Potomac include Potomac Almanac, Potomac Gazette

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Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Potomac political report.

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The average commute time for Potomac workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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