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Gaithersburg is a city in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named after Benjamin Gaither, settler
The latitude of Gaithersburg is 39.143N. The longitude is -77.201W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 509 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 57,365.
The National Bureau of Standards established offices here in 1961, attracting scientific firms to the area
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10% of Gaithersburg residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gaithersburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gaithersburg was $27,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Gaithersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Gaithersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $850. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,474.
Libraries in Gaithersburg include Gaithersburg Regional Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gaithersburg include Gaithersburg Gazette
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gaithersburg political report.
The average commute time for Gaithersburg workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gaithersburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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