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Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Damascus is approximately 12,121 (2007), 15257 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,773 (2000), 5010 (2010).
The amount of land area in Damascus is 24.718 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Damascus is 9.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Damascus to Washington DC is 27 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
Damascus is positioned 39.27 degrees north of the equator and 77.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Damascus elevation is 866 feet above sea level.
Damascus per capita income is $ 26,659 (2000).
Damascus median income is $ 91,702 (2007).
The Damascus median home price is $ 451,950 (2007).


in central Maryland about seven miles from Germantown and about 28 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Green Valley, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Clarksburg, Mount Airy, New Market and Washington Grove.
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History & History Related Items

Edward Hughes was appointed the first postmaster in 1816. He laid out the town and called it the Pleasant Plains of Damascus after the Biblical Damascus in Syria. The area grew quickly bringing new business as well as families. The town was incorporated from 1890 to 1914.
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Damascus Community Fair
Held here every year the first weekend of September.

Damascus Heritage Society Museum
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Damascus Chamber

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Damascus Organizations

Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015 Damascus


The population of Damascus was:
1990 - 9,817
2000 - 11,430
2007 - 12,121

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 3,315
2000 - 3,773

Median age:
2000 33.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 71,447
2007 - $ 91,702

Median house value:
2000 - $ 181,400
2007 - $ 451,950

Damascus is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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