Takoma Park, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 17,885 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 
Males: 8,470  (47.4%)
Females: 9,415  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

38.2 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 20912.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,962 (it was $48,490 in 2000)
Takoma Park:

$69,962
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,846 (it was $26,437 in 2000)

Takoma Park city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $431,971 (it was $190,400 in 2000)
Takoma Park:

$431,971
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $553,332; detached houses: $596,224; townhouses or other attached units: $475,777; in 2-unit structures: $728,532; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $347,826; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,851

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,162.

March 2019 cost of living index in Takoma Park: 188.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.9%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.6% for Black residents, 14.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 6.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Takoma Park, MD (2017)
    • 7,32240.4%White alone
    • 6,65236.7%Black alone
    • 2,56514.2%Hispanic
    • 9075.0%Asian alone
    • 5953.3%Two or more races
    • 380.2%American Indian alone
    • 210.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Takoma Park, Maryland as of December 09, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Takoma Park is 993 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Takoma Park by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(21.5)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.8)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(11.2)
5
(28.2)
2
(10.8)
4
(21.6)
4
(22.9)
5
(28.2)
2
(11.0)
3
(17.8)
1
(5.8)
2
(11.5)
4
(22.3)
3
(16.8)
3
(16.7)
4
(22.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
58
(324.5)
66
(372.4)
89
(478.7)
83
(447.7)
79
(451.6)
54
(304.4)
48
(263.7)
32
(189.7)
42
(244.4)
37
(213.3)
33
(183.7)
28
(156.4)
31
(172.9)
18
(99.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
29
(162.2)
25
(141.0)
29
(156.0)
43
(231.9)
37
(211.5)
45
(253.6)
26
(142.9)
26
(154.1)
21
(122.2)
20
(115.3)
26
(144.7)
28
(156.4)
21
(117.1)
35
(193.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
133
(744.1)
144
(812.4)
115
(618.6)
140
(755.2)
135
(771.7)
112
(631.3)
149
(818.7)
109
(646.0)
73
(424.8)
125
(720.5)
123
(684.6)
95
(530.6)
55
(306.7)
54
(299.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
410
(2,294)
462
(2,606)
424
(2,281)
432
(2,330)
383
(2,189)
470
(2,649)
364
(2,000)
317
(1,879)
364
(2,118)
301
(1,735)
420
(2,338)
266
(1,486)
361
(2,013)
315
(1,745)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
154
(861.5)
176
(992.9)
131
(704.6)
127
(685.0)
99
(565.9)
77
(434.0)
64
(351.6)
77
(456.4)
54
(314.2)
42
(242.1)
48
(267.2)
30
(167.6)
33
(184.0)
24
(133.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
15
(80.7)
2
(10.8)
3
(17.1)
5
(28.2)
2
(11.0)
4
(23.7)
4
(23.3)
1
(5.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)337.4403.0417.4409.6383.0349.5281.9258.8242.0247.0275.8212.7205.4187.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Takoma Park, MD

Crime rate in Takoma Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 57 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Maryland average:

2.68
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Ancestries: Ethiopian (10.8%), African (5.3%), German (3.4%), European (3.1%), Irish (2.6%), Jamaican (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 2.12 square miles.

Population density: 8,429 people per square mile   (high).

Takoma Park, Maryland map

5,577 residents are foreign born (13.2% Africa, 11.2% Latin America, 3.6% Asia).

This city:

30.8%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,679 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,254 (1.2%)

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: -2,486 (-13.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,362 (13.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Takoma Park, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Takoma Park, MD in 2017

Property values in Takoma Park, MD

Takoma Park satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Maryland:

3.9%
Historical population in Takoma Park, MD
Historical housing units in Takoma Park, MD
Most common industries in Takoma Park, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.4%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.8%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.4%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Takoma Park, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Lawyers (3.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Lawyers (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Media and communications workers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.9%)
  • Lawyers (3.8%)

Average climate in Takoma Park, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Takoma Park, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.2. This is worse than average.

City:

92.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.273. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.273
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.696. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.696
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

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 Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park 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

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)
See full list of schools located in Takoma Park

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Takoma Park:

Marital status in Takoma Park, MD
  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

For population 25 years and over in Takoma Park:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Takoma Park
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Takoma Park:

(Takoma Park, Maryland Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Takoma Park, 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
Here:

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.
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.
State:

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

6.7%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

18.8%
State:

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

19.9%
Maryland:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 42$265,431$75,8370$0
Other and Unallocable 22$119,481$65,1717$4,280
Police - Other 16$79,854$59,89111$20,307
Parks and Recreation 14$69,097$59,22622$13,954
Solid Waste Management 10$38,772$46,5260$0
Other Government Administration 8$68,047$102,0719$12,307
Financial Administration 7$41,540$71,2111$1,738
Streets and Highways 7$28,454$48,7780$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$36,757$73,5143$8,713
Local Libraries 6$42,632$85,26417$24,506
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 138$790,065$68,70170$85,805

Takoma Park government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,079,000 ($339.89)
    Police Protection: $5,752,000 ($321.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,683,000 ($94.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,124,000 ($62.85)
    Central Staff Services: $939,000 ($52.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $884,000 ($49.43)
    Financial Administration: $743,000 ($41.54)
    General Public Buildings: $639,000 ($35.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $636,000 ($35.56)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $355,000 ($19.85)
    Sewerage: $241,000 ($13.47)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $210,000 ($11.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000 ($14.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,285,000 ($71.85)
    Regular Highways: $755,000 ($42.21)
    Police Protection: $158,000 ($8.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000 ($4.03)
    Financial Administration: $47,000 ($2.63)
    Central Staff Services: $45,000 ($2.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,168,000 ($624.43)

Takoma Park government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $493,000 ($27.56)
    Other: $425,000 ($23.76)
    Sewerage: $372,000 ($20.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000 ($4.58)
    Parking Facilities: $67,000 ($3.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $66,000 ($3.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,602,000 ($145.49)
    Other: $1,777,000 ($99.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $34,000 ($1.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,272,000 ($127.03)
    General Revenue - Other: $123,000 ($6.88)
    Interest Earnings: $49,000 ($2.74)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($0.62)
    Rents: $5,000 ($0.28)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $425,000 ($23.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $184,000 ($10.29)
    Highways: $131,000 ($7.32)
  • Tax - Property: $11,674,000 ($652.73)
    Public Utility License: $316,000 ($17.67)
    Other Selective Sales: $85,000 ($4.75)
    Other License: $71,000 ($3.97)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $20,000 ($1.12)
    Amusements Sales: $1,000 ($0.06)

Takoma Park government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,344,000 ($354.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,443,000 ($248.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,901,000 ($106.29)

Takoma Park government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,441,000 ($751.52)

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 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

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
See more detailed statistics of Takoma Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.0mTotal length
  • $147,000Total costs
  • 53,100Total average daily traffic
  • 2,865Total average daily truck traffic
  • 74,264Total 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: Montgomery County Md, W.Vanaller@co.Mo.Md.Us, , Rockv-ille, Phone: (240) 777-2994
  • Wayne McBride, 1615 Hannon Street (Lat: 38.982861 Lon: -76.982417), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 56.3 m, Registrant: Prince Georges County, Lando-ver, Phone: (301) 499-8100
  • MARK S GRAY, 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969278 Lon: -76.997750), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: Potomac Electric Power Company, Msgray@pepco.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 388-2263
  • Mark S Gray, 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969278 Lon: -76.997750), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: Montgomery County Md, W.Vanaller@co.Mo.Md.Us, , Rockv-ille, Phone: (240) 777-2994
  • Russell Ehrlich, 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969278 Lon: -76.997750), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: Montgomery County Md, W.Vanaller@co.Mo.Md.Us, , Rockv-ille, Phone: (240) 777-2994
  • Substa 27 Takoma 6601 New Hampshire Ave (Lat: 38.969167 Lon: -76.998056), Type: 74.7, Overall height: 73.1 m, Registrant: Potomac Electric Power Co, Msgray@pepco, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 388-2263

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9133F , Serial Number: 27-0193, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 11/30/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/2019
    Registrant (LLC): 33 Foxtrot Aviation LLC, 1353 Holton Ln Ste 33, 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 in Takoma Park, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Takoma Park, MD - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 66
  • Hazardous Condition: 113
  • Service Call: 1
Fire incident types in Takoma Park, MD

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Takoma Park, MD
  • 80.1%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Takoma Park, MD
  • 51.9%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Takoma Park compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below 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+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest racial income disparity between any two races with at least 2,000 householders"
  • #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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