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

The community was named for the mica or white sand produced by a local spring.

The latitude of Silver Spring is 38.990N. The longitude is -77.026W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 341 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 73,624.


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Median household income
Local
$51,653
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Silver Spring demographic reports
Francis Preston Blair, a member of President Andrew Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet, built a 20-room country house here in 1842. Blair House, on Pennsylvania Avenue, was his home in Washington.
Silver Spring is the headquarters of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Petey, the dog in the "Little Rascals" movies, is buried here.

Silver Spring received national attention for October 2002 shooting death outside the post office of a 34-year-old woman, a victim of the sniper shootings
Well-known residents have included:
· Mark Bryan, guitarist with Hootie and the Blowfish
· Goldie Hawn, actress
· Ben Stein, actor, columnist, TV game show host
· Lewis Black, comedian and playwright
· Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • SilverDocs Documentary Festival - June 12-17, 2007
  • Jazz Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Silver Spring web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Jesup Blair Park and Blair House
Historic sites and museums: National Capital Trolley Museum, George Meany Memorial Archives
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 187

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Silver Spring 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 20901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Silver Spring residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Silver Spring ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Silver Spring was $26,357, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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48% of Silver Spring residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Silver Spring, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $770.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,487.


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Libraries in Silver Spring include Long Community Branch, Silver Spring Community Branch, White Oak Community Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Silver Spring include Silver Spring Gazette, Silver Spring Voice

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

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Silver Spring restaurants taking online reservations include Gallery Restaurant & Lounge, Mrs. K's Toll House ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Silver Spring workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Silver Spring between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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