Damascus, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 15,257.
Population change since 2000: +33.5%
Males: 7,243  (47.5%)
Females: 8,014  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 20882.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $126,409 (it was $71,447 in 2000)
Damascus:

$126,409
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $46,304 (it was $26,659 in 2000)

Damascus CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $406,517 (it was $181,400 in 2000)
Damascus:

$406,517
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $449,146; detached houses: $496,744; townhouses or other attached units: $285,780; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $213,271

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,623.

March 2019 cost of living index in Damascus: 175.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.5%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Black residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Damascus, MD (2019)
    • 9,60862.6%White alone
    • 2,12013.8%Hispanic
    • 1,65610.8%Black alone
    • 1,2818.3%Asian alone
    • 4693.1%Two or more races
    • 310.2%Other race alone
    • 220.1%American Indian alone

Races in Damascus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Damascus, Maryland as of April 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Damascus is 3,955 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (9.7%), Irish (8.2%), German (6.8%), English (4.0%), Italian (3.3%), European (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 828 feet

Land area: 9.62 square miles.

Population density: 1,585 people per square mile   (low).

Damascus, Maryland map

2,317 residents are foreign born (6.0% Latin America, 1.8% Africa, 1.7% Europe).

This place:

15.1%
Maryland:

15.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,640 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,534 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Germantown, MD (7.1 miles , pop. 55,419).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (26.8 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (120.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Friendship, MD (2.3 miles ),
Green Valley, MD (2.3 miles ),
Laytonsville, MD (2.3 miles ),
Clarksburg, MD (2.4 miles ),
Montgomery Village, MD (2.6 miles ),
Germantown, MD (2.7 miles ),
Mount Airy, MD (2.8 miles ),
Monrovia, MD (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.27 N, Longitude: 77.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,785 (-37.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,071 (12.6%)

Area codes: 301, 240

Distribution of median household income in Damascus, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Damascus, MD in 2019

Property values in Damascus, MD

Damascus satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Maryland:

6.6%
Historical population in Damascus, MD
Historical housing units in Damascus, MD
Most common industries in Damascus, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.9%)
  • Public administration (11.5%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (14.5%)
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.1%)
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Damascus, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Damascus, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Damascus, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.8. This is about average.

City:

79.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.222. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.222
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.91
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.140. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.140
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Damascus-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the Damascus place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/19/1996, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Damascus-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from Damascus center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from Damascus center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 122.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Damascus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Damascus:

  • GERMANTOWN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; GERMANTOWN, MD)
  • MONTGOMERY VILLAGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GAITHERSBURG, MD)
  • MONTGOMERY RENAL CENTER, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; GERMANTOWN, MD)
  • LORIEN HEALTH SYSTEMS MT AIRY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, MD)
  • MARYLAND HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GAITHERSBURG, MD)
  • PLEASANT VIEW NSG HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MOUNT AIRY, MD)
  • WILSON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GAITHERSBURG, MD)

Amtrak stations near Damascus:

  • 14 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: FREDERICK (GREYHOUND STA., 27 E. ALL SAINTS ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Damascus:

  • Montgomery College (about 13 miles; Rockville, MD; Full-time enrollment: 17,999)
  • Frederick Community College (about 17 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • Howard Community College (about 19 miles; Columbia, MD; FT enrollment: 6,528)
  • Carroll Community College (about 22 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,682)
  • University of the District of Columbia (about 24 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • American University (about 24 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)
  • University of Maryland-University College (about 24 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 25,040)

Public high school in Damascus:

Public elementary/middle schools in Damascus:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Damasucs has the best ice cream stand in the state. Jimmy Cone.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Damascus: Damascus Volunteer Fire Department Station 13 (A), Harmans/Dorsey Fire Station Company 21 (B), Damascus Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Damascus Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Damascus include: Damascus Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Damascus United Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Redeemer Lutheran Church (D), Saint Paul Catholic Church (E), Damascus Wesleyan Church (F), Saint Annes Episcopal Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Damascus include: Upper Magruder Branch Park (1), Moyer Road Park (2), Oak Ridge Conservation Park (3), John Haines Park (4), Damascus Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Montgomery County - Libraries- Administrative Headquarters- Damascus (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 9701 Main Street), Trade Winds Aerial Photography (8300 Gue Road).

Birthplace of: Kevin Thompson - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Jul 27, 1977), Brian Stelter - Blogger.

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Damascus and their reported violations in the past:

TRICOUNTY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GREEN VALLEY PLAZA (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - In NOV-30-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (SEP-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-21-2012)
  • Public Education - In NOV-30-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from SEP-10-2007 to SEP-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2008)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between OCT-2005 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-2009)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

3.0 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

82.5%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.3%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Damascus in 2010:

  • 6 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Damascus (2011 data):

  • Damascus Community Bank: at 26500 Ridge Road, branch established on 1988/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $242.1 mil, Deposits: $216.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Damascus Branch at 9801 Main Street, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Damascus Branch at 26203 Ridge Road, branch established on 1965/03/15. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • SunTrust Bank: Damascus Branch at 9916 Main Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Sandy Spring Bank: Damascus Branch at 26250 Ridge Road, branch established on 1987/04/01. Info updated 2007/07/17: Bank assets: $3,709.4 mil, Deposits: $2,664.0 mil, headquarters in Olney, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Damascus Branch at 26001 Ridge Road, branch established on 1995/09/15. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Damascus:

Marital status in Damascus, MD
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 60.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Damascus:

  • High school or higher: 93.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.3%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Maryland average:

12.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Damascus
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Damascus, MD (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic122,56939
Evangelical Protestant104,377319
Mainline Protestant73,637186
Other70,946153
Orthodox9,88914
Black Protestant3,18922
None587,170-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 203
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Montgomery County:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
This county:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 134
Here:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
This county:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

6.7%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Damascus:

51.2%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Damascus:

50.2%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.8%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.2%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Damascus:

34.1%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

59.1%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.2%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Damascus, MD Residents

6.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($77,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,842 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.11%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.04% ($45,199 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.73% ($112,324)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.29% ($78,625)


7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($87,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,904 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.16%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.00% ($45,435 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.72% ($92,766)
to Frederick County, MD  0.44% ($72,920)
Businesses in Damascus, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Pizza Hut1
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Safeway1
CVS1Starbucks1
DHL1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
McDonald's1Vons1

Strongest AM radio stations in Damascus:

  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Damascus:

  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • W228BA (93.5 FM; LEESBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)

TV broadcast stations around Damascus:

  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Damascus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 62ft / 19.1mTotal length
  • $41,000Total costs
  • 70,209Total average daily traffic
  • 3,912Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100,746Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic
New bridges in Damascus, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Damascus, MD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Damascus)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Damascus, MD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • DAMASCUS, 9950 Damascus Blvd (Lat: 39.286111 Lon: -77.206111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 53.3 m, Overall height: 53.7 m, Call Sign: WPYW760,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6655.00 MHz, 6565.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/11/2013, Expiration Date: 11/18/2023, Certifier: William Gibson Iii, Registrant: Wssc, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707, Phone: (301) 206-7183, Fax: (301) 206-7199, Email:
  • DAMASCUS, 26149 Ridge Rd (Lat: 39.286389 Lon: -77.206944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Overall height: 80.1 m, Call Sign: WQUT436,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.087 MHz, 928.087 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2014, Expiration Date: 10/06/2024, Certifier: Rodney D Kaufman, Registrant: Felhc, Inc, 341 White Pond Dr, Akron, OH 44320, Phone: (330) 436-2208, Fax: (330) 761-7203, Email:
  • DAMASCUS, 9950 Damascus Blvd. (Lat: 39.286111 Lon: -77.206111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 292.6 m, Overall height: 296.6 m, Call Sign: WRBX890,
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.368 MHz, 928.368 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2018, Expiration Date: 07/20/2028, Certifier: William Gibson Iii, Registrant: Wssc, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707, Phone: (301) 206-7183, Fax: (301) 206-7199, Email:
  • DAMASCUS, 26149 Ridge Rd (Lat: 39.286389 Lon: -77.206944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WRFL544,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, Grant Date: 03/24/2020, Expiration Date: 03/24/2030, Certifier: Gerry W Adcock Sr, Registrant: Montgomery County Government, 166147 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood, MD 20855, Phone: (240) 773-7278, Email:
  • DAMASCUS, 4.7 Miles Nw Of (Lat: 39.346750 Lon: -77.171361), Overall height: 97.2 m, Call Sign: KPP62, Licensee ID: L00014348,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.80 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6093.50 MHz, 6152.80 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/1993, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 11/04/1998, Registrant: Contel Federal Systems Inc, 15000 Conference Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 22021
  • STATION, Montgomery Cy Trans Dept Maintenance Depot (Lat: 39.286194 Lon: -77.206917), Structure height: 37.8 m, Call Sign: WEG998,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2139.60 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2001, Expiration Date: 12/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/28/2008, Phone: (301) 217-7700

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Damascus)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 10GS , Serial Number: 15060587, Year manufactured: 1964, Certificate Issue Date: 09/18/2008
    Registrant (Individual): John M Peters, 28405 Honeysuckle Dr, Damascus, MD 20872
  • Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 302BJ , Serial Number: 12058, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 08/11/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William C Maisch, 24105 Preakness Dr, Damascus, MD 20872, Other Owners: Jill A Maisch
  • Aircraft: BEECH B19 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6504R , Serial Number: MB-716, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 10/25/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 12/05/2020
    Registrant (Individual): M Peters John, 28405 Honeysuckle Dr, Damascus, MD 20872
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6837A , Serial Number: 28937, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 06/23/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 06/15/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Nathan A North, 28308 Kemptown Rd, Damascus, MD 20872
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42870 , Serial Number: 15192, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 07/30/1992
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John M Peters, 28405 Honeysuckle Dr, Damascus, MD 20872, Other Owners: Julius C Salmon
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/10/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED81$284,80760$313,620276$278,14610$112,8556$235,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$216,0006$330,84227$311,9202$387,0002$254,425
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$270,2022$382,570105$311,4755$152,1308$197,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$386,0986$292,37775$295,8142$254,5004$210,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$169,0002$349,81522$328,7010$01$307,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7002.02 , 7002.05

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$287,9295$312,7261$153,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$335,9634$256,7580$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$364,4350$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$260,0002$279,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$293,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7002.02 , 7002.05

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Damascus, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Damascus, MD - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 66 took place in 2006, and the least - 16 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Damascus, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.2%), and Outside Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Damascus, MD
    • 32055.2%Structure Fires
    • 18031.0%Outside Fires
    • 467.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 345.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Damascus, MD
Most common first names in Damascus, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3875.1 years
James3375.8 years
John2975.3 years
Mary2778.6 years
George2476.4 years
Robert2168.5 years
Margaret2078.6 years
Helen1482.7 years
Dorothy1472.0 years
Frances1177.7 years
Most common last names in Damascus, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Burdette1481.1 years
Duvall1480.7 years
King1378.0 years
Brown1276.5 years
Day1182.0 years
Mullinix982.9 years
Moxley879.3 years
Johnson875.7 years
Smith880.1 years
Poole782.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Damascus, MD
  • 45.3%Electricity
  • 38.3%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Damascus, MD
  • 73.5%Electricity
  • 13.8%Utility gas
  • 4.9%No fuel used
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Damascus compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Damascus on our top lists:

  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sierra Leone (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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Total of 63 patent applications in 2008-2021.