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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.


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Median household income
Local
$71,447
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Damascus demographic reports
Nearby parks & recreation: Strider Wildlife Management Area

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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43% of Damascus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Damascus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $629.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,427.


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

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Newspapers in Damascus include Damascus Gazette

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

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The average commute time for Damascus workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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