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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Towson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Baltimore County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Baltimore area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21239 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Libraries in Towson include Lock Raven, Towson Area Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Towson include Towson Jeffersonian
Baltimore County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Towson political report.
Towson restaurants taking online reservations include Paolo's Ristorante - Towson, The Melting Pot - Towson, VIN ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Towson workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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