Takoma Park, Maryland

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Population in 2014: 17,670 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 8,206  (46.4%)
Females: 9,464  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
Maryland median age:  38.3 years

Zip codes: 20912.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $82,304 (it was $48,490 in 2000)
Takoma Park:

$82,304
MD:

$75,847

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $43,010 (it was $26,437 in 2000)

Takoma Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $507,904 (it was $190,400 in 2000)
Takoma Park:

$507,904
MD:

$299,800

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $528,777; Detached houses: $571,189; Townhouses or other attached units: $441,317; In 2-unit structures: $303,076; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $358,771; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $222,778

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,113.

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  • Races in Takoma Park, MD (2015)

    Takoma Park races chart
    • 7,78443.6%White alone
    • 5,95033.3%Black alone
    • 2,58214.5%Hispanic
    • 9155.1%Asian alone
    • 5693.2%Two or more races
    • 160.09%Other race alone
    • 60.03%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Takoma Park: 122.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Ethiopian (8.6%), African (4.4%), German (3.3%), European (2.9%), Irish (2.8%), Jamaican (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 2.12 square miles.

Population density: 8,327 people per square mile   (high).

Takoma Park,MD real estate house value index trend

Takoma Park, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Takoma Park:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 56.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Takoma Park city:

  • Never married: 35.1%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

5,476 residents are foreign born (12.8% Africa, 11.2% Latin America, 3.6% Asia).

This city:

30.7%
Maryland:

14.5%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Takoma Park, Maryland as of October 20, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Takoma Park to the number of sex offenders is 1,229 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $6,328 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $5,912 (1.2%)

Takoma Park satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Silver Spring, MD (1.9 miles , pop. 76,540).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (4.6 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (121.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Langley Park, MD (1.2 miles ), Chillum, MD (1.2 miles ), Silver Spring, MD (1.4 miles ), Adelphi, MD (1.5 miles ), Hyattsville, MD (1.8 miles ), University Park, MD (1.8 miles ), Mount Rainier, MD (1.8 miles ), Forest Glen, MD (1.9 miles ).

Latitude: 38.98 N, Longitude: 77.00 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Azalea City

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,233 (-12.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,411 (14.0%)

Takoma Park household income distribution Takoma Park home values distribution

Property values in Takoma Park, MD


Crime rates in Takoma Park by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 10200410000011
per 100,000 5.70.011.20.00.021.55.40.00.00.00.00.05.85.6
Rapes 46925244523124
per 100,000 22.833.750.411.228.210.821.622.928.211.017.85.811.522.3
Robberies 7092675866898379544832423733
per 100,000 398.7516.1375.3324.5372.4478.7447.7451.6304.4263.7189.7244.4213.3183.7
Assaults 2826282925294337452626212026
per 100,000 159.5145.8156.8162.2141.0156.0231.9211.5253.6142.9154.1122.2115.3144.7
Burglaries 15010715613314411514013511214910973125123
per 100,000 854.4600.2873.9744.1812.4618.6755.2771.7631.3818.7646.0424.8720.5684.6
Theft 562639447410462424432383470364317364301420
per 100,000 3,201.23,584.52,503.92,293.72,606.52,280.72,330.22,189.42,649.22,000.01,878.72,118.11,735.02,337.6
Auto thefts 19822917615417613112799776477544248
per 100,000 1,127.81,284.6985.9861.5992.9704.6685.0565.9434.0351.6456.4314.2242.1267.2
Arson 000001523524410
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.080.710.817.128.211.023.723.35.80.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.5) 483.5525.5470.5351.5403.0417.4409.6383.0349.5281.9258.8242.0247.0275.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Takoma Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 56 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Maryland average:

2.89
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -29 (-0.2%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Takoma Park: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Takoma Park, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Takoma Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.7 miles away from the Takoma Park city center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Takoma Park-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 106.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.1 miles away from Takoma Park 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 284.6 miles away from Takoma Park center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Takoma Park topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob Marshall (Virginia politician) - Politician, Bowie Kuhn - Activist, Matt Drudge - Internet journalist and a talk radio host, Robert Corruccini - Anthropologist, Sara McMann - Olympic wrestler and mixed martial artist, Duke Bainum - Politician, Henry Vestine - Musician, Judith Inglese - Illustrator, Marty Lyons - College football player, Megan Williams-Stewart - Figure skater.

Hospitals and medical centers in Takoma Park:

  • WASHINGTON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 7600 CARROLL AVE)
  • SLIGO CREEK CENTER (7525 CARROLL AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Takoma Park:

  • FMC - TAKOMA PARK (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; HYATTSVILLE, MD)
  • RAI - CHILLUM-WASHINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • TAKOMA PARK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; HYATTSVILLE, MD)
  • MEDSTAR HEALTH VNA INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER - HYATTSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HYATTSVILLE, MD)
  • ALLIANCE HOME HEALTH CARE AND EQUIPMENT SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • JD NURSING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; WASHINGTON, DC)

Heliports located in Takoma Park:

Amtrak stations near Takoma Park:

  • 6 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 11 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.

College/University in Takoma Park:

  • Washington Adventist University (Full-time enrollment: 1,182; Location: 7600 Flower Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wau.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Takoma Park:

  • University of Maryland-University College (about 3 miles; Adelphi, MD; Full-time enrollment: 25,040)
  • Catholic University of America (about 4 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 5,365)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 4 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)
  • Howard University (about 5 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 7,838)
  • University of the District of Columbia (about 5 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Strayer University-Global Region (about 6 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 2,613)
  • American University (about 6 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)

Private high schools in Takoma Park:

  • DON BOSCO CRISTO REY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 317, Location: 1010 LARCH AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • TAKOMA ACADEMY (Students: 225, Location: 8120 CARROLL AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Takoma Park:

Private elementary/middle schools in Takoma Park:

  • SLIGO ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 225, Location: 8300 CARROLL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • JOHN NEVINS ANDREWS SCHOOL (Students: 175, Location: 117 ELM AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • THE WASHINGTON-MCLAUGHLIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 6501 POPLAR AVE, Grades: PK-6)
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Notable locations in Takoma Park: Takoma Park City Hall (A), Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Takoma Park Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: International Mall Shopping Center (1), Takoma-Langley Crossroads Shopping Center (2), New Hampshire Center Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Takoma Park include: Grace United Methodist Church (A), Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (B), Sligo Church (C), Marthoma Church of Greater Washington (D), Bright Light Baptist Church (E), Church Universal and Triumphant (F), Takoma Park Presbyterian Church (G), New Creation Gospel Center (H), Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Takoma Park include: Spring Park (1), Colby Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Side Roads- Informing the Uncommon Traveler (8319 Haddon Drive Suite 200).

Hotels: Econo Lodge (7411 New Hampshire Avenue), Catering by Garis (7411 New Hampshire Avenue), Focal Comm Corporation of Mid-Atlantic UNE MD Dip (7411 New Hampshire Avenue).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 99.2. This is worse than average.

City:

99.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.868. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.868
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 0.00215. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00215
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.3%
(2.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for other race residents, 6.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.4%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

People in group quarters in Takoma Park in 2010:

  • 281 people in college/university student housing
  • 66 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Takoma Park in 2000:

  • 341 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 89 people in nursing homes
  • 33 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 33 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 15 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Takoma Park, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Takoma Park (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: Hampshire-Langley Branch at 1181 University Boulevard, branch established on 1985/06/30. 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
  • SunTrust Bank: Takoma Park Branch at 6931 Laurel Avenue, branch established on 1962/10/22. 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.
  • Citibank, National Association: Langley Park Branch at 7633 New Hampshire Avenue, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Takoma Park Branch at 6950 Carroll Avenue, branch established on 1938/07/23. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Takoma Park Shoppers Branch at 6881 New Hampshire Avenue, branch established on 1999/10/13. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
Maryland average:

12.6

Takoma Park travel time to work - commute Takoma Park mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Takoma Park:

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Religion statistics for Takoma Park city (based on Montgomery County data)

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
Montgomery County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This 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%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Takoma Park:

48.8%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Takoma Park:

47.7%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.3%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Takoma Park:

6.7
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Takoma Park:

33.7%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

56.4%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.2%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Takoma Park, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$33,150$49,7250$0
Other Government Administration 7$44,207$75,7837$6,217
Police Protection - Officers 42$241,968$69,1340$0
Police - Other 14$53,399$45,7719$16,452
Streets and Highways 11$45,531$49,6700$0
Solid Waste Management 10$33,633$40,3600$0
Parks and Recreation 9$43,764$58,35223$12,923
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9$44,603$59,4712$4,618
Natural Resources 1$5,522$66,2640$0
Local Libraries 4$29,639$88,91713$19,966
Other and Unallocable 10$41,566$49,8794$3,651
Totals for Government 125$616,982$59,23058$63,827

Takoma Park government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,961,000 ($167.57)
    General - Other: $2,050,000 ($116.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,628,000 ($92.13)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,059,000 ($59.93)
    Central Staff Services: $809,000 ($45.78)
    Regular Highways: $686,000 ($38.82)
    Sewerage: $558,000 ($31.58)
    General Public Buildings: $415,000 ($23.49)
    Financial Administration: $393,000 ($22.24)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $271,000 ($15.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $136,000 ($7.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000 ($6.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $67,000 ($3.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $542,000 ($30.67)
    General - Other: $82,000 ($4.64)
    Police Protection: $60,000 ($3.40)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($3.17)
    General Public Building: $52,000 ($2.94)
    Central Staff: $13,000 ($0.74)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,140,000 ($347.48)

Takoma Park government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $406,000 ($22.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $164,000 ($9.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $75,000 ($4.24)
    Parking Facilities: $58,000 ($3.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,528,000 ($86.47)
    Housing & Community Development: $663,000 ($37.52)
    All Other: $274,000 ($15.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $219,000 ($12.39)
    Interest Earnings: $182,000 ($10.30)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($0.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $724,000 ($40.97)
    Highways: $432,000 ($24.45)
  • Tax - Property: $6,014,000 ($340.35)
    NEC: $143,000 ($8.09)

Takoma Park government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,672,000 ($94.62)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,049,000 ($115.96)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,546,000 ($200.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $175,000 ($9.90)

Takoma Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,926,000 ($278.78)

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Maryland average:

6.59%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,297 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.12%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.05% ($38,277 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.71% ($77,997)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.30% ($73,418)


6.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($64,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Maryland average:

6.66%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,923 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.18%
Maryland average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.02% ($38,901 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.73% ($66,818)
to Frederick County, MD  0.37% ($66,681)

Strongest AM radio stations in Takoma Park:

  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPLC (1050 AM; 1 kW; SILVER SPRING, MD; Owner: METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Takoma Park:

  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Takoma Park:

  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, 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)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Takoma Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • $147,000Total costs
  • 11,980Total average daily traffic
  • 411Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,925Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • WILLEM VAN ALLER, 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969278 Lon: -76.997750), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: 2407772994, W.Vanaller@co.Mo.Md.Us, 100 MARYLAND AVE
  • Wayne McBride, 1615 Hannon Street (Lat: 38.982861 Lon: -76.982417), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 56.3 m, Registrant: 3014998100, , 7911 ANCHOR STREET
  • MARK S GRAY, 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969278 Lon: -76.997750), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: 2407772994, W.Vanaller@co.Mo.Md.Us, 100 MARYLAND AVE
  • Mark S Gray, 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969278 Lon: -76.997750), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: 2407772994, W.Vanaller@co.Mo.Md.Us, 100 MARYLAND AVE
  • Russell Ehrlich, 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969278 Lon: -76.997750), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: 2407772994, W.Vanaller@co.Mo.Md.Us, 100 MARYLAND AVE
  • Substa 27 Takoma 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969167 Lon: -76.998056), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: 2023882263, Msgray@pepco, 1900 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW 311

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Takoma Park, MD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Takoma Park)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PERRY AUSTIN DAWES BD-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 602AD , Serial Number: 602, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 08/09/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Austin D Perry, 7327 Piney Branch Rd, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 63705 , Serial Number: 31-7712033, Airworthiness Date: 02/25/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Peter L Trustee Sloan, 7108 Central Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED66$311,13399$308,816453$318,62619$216,5816$569,66816$255,344
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$215,1403$295,66033$295,9602$252,7350$02$227,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$220,28010$300,647119$339,53111$158,0650$08$244,179
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$288,40517$306,76986$319,5563$140,0471$12,000,0005$201,992
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$243,2022$148,50028$313,1413$161,3330$03$238,520

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7017.01 , 7017.02, 7017.03, 7017.04, 7018.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$329,5819$424,982
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$285,2304$396,258
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$228,0003$274,090
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$305,6671$395,160
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7017.01 , 7017.02, 7017.03, 7017.04, 7018.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 66
  • Hazardous Condition: 113
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Takoma Park

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Takoma Park, MD
Most common first names in Takoma Park, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8678.0 years
John6876.9 years
James6273.3 years
William4572.5 years
Robert4467.4 years
Helen4382.5 years
Margaret3982.1 years
Charles3774.7 years
Dorothy3480.8 years
Ruth3181.2 years
Most common last names in Takoma Park, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2776.3 years
Jones2176.3 years
Brown1978.9 years
Johnson1873.7 years
Williams1766.5 years
Anderson1774.6 years
Miller1472.9 years
Hall1178.7 years
Thompson1181.3 years
Jackson1079.6 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
Businesses in Takoma Park, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2IHOP1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike2
Baskin-Robbins1Popeyes1
Cricket Wireless1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
Econo Lodge1U-Haul1
FedEx3UPS1
H&R Block2Wendy's1

Takoma Park compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Takoma Park on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ethiopia (population 500+)"
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  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa (population 500+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Middle Africa (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sierra Leone (population 500+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bus, a trolley bus, a streetcar, or a trolley car to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Trinidad and Tobago (population 500+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #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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