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Planned commuter suburb

Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The community was named by developer Benjamin Gilbert, for Mt. Tacoma in WA.

The latitude of Takoma Park is 38.977N. The longitude is -77.007W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 292 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,717.


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Median household income
Local
$48,490
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Takoma Park demographic reports
The community was developed in the 1880s as a streetcar suburb. The original community included what is now the Takoma neighborhood of D.C.

The community was incorporated, as a town, in 1890.

Takoma Park was at one time a part of both Montgomery and Prince George's counties. However, in 1997, the state allowed Montgomery County to absorb the section of Takoma Park in Prince George's County.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 106. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Goldie Hawn, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Folk Festival - Sept. 16, 2007
  • Jazz Fest - June 9, 2007
  • Street Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Takoma Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Thomas Siegler Carriage House Museum
Colleges and universities: Columbia Union College, Montgomery College of Takoma Park
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 420

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Takoma Park 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 20912 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Takoma Park residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Takoma Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Takoma Park was $26,437, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

50% of Takoma Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Takoma Park include Takoma Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Takoma Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $642.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,466.


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Newspapers in Takoma Park include Takoma Park Gazette, Takoma Voice

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Takoma Park workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Takoma Park 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.

Travel

Hotels in Takoma Park include Econo Lodge Takoma Park, Quality Inn Takoma Park.

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