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Towson is in Baltimore County, in the Baltimore metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Ezekiel Towson, settler

The latitude of Towson is 39.401N. The longitude is -76.602W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 51,793.


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Median household income
Local
$53,775
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Towson demographic reports
Developed rapidly after it became county seat in 1854
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote "Tender Is the Night" here
Well-known residents have included:
· Michael Phelps, Olympic gold medallist (swimming)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Loch Raven Reservoir
Sports teams: Baltimore Bayhawks (Major League Lacrosse)
Historic sites and museums: Hampton National Historic Site
Colleges and universities: Towson University
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 78

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20% of Towson residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Towson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Towson was $32,502, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Towson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Towson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $674.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,292.


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Libraries in Towson include Lock Raven, Towson Area Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Towson include Towson Jeffersonian

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

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Towson restaurants taking online reservations include Paolo's Ristorante - Towson, The Melting Pot - Towson, VIN ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Towson workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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