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Damascus is in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for Damascus, Syria
The latitude of Damascus is 39.288N. The longitude is -77.204W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 866 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,430.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Damascus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20872 ZIP code.
23% of Damascus residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Damascus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Damascus was $26,659, compared with $21,587 nationally.
43% of Damascus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Damascus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $629. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,427.
Libraries in Damascus include Damascus Community Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Damascus include Damascus Gazette
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Damascus political report.
The average commute time for Damascus workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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