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20854, 20859

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The population of Potomac is approximately 47,533 (2007), 44965 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 15,960 (2000), 16103 (2010).

The amount of land area in Potomac is 65.20 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Potomac is 25.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.6 sq kilometers.
The distance from Potomac to Washington DC is 13 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 39 miles. (as the crow flies)
Potomac is positioned 39.02 degrees north of the equator and 77.19 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Potomac elevation is 361 feet above sea level.
Potomac per capita income is $64,875 (2000).
Potomac median income is $165,488 (2007).

The Potomac median home price is $1,094,246 (2007).

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Potomac location: in central Maryland about six miles from Bethesda and about 14 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Cabin John-Brookmont, Travilah, North Bethesda, Glen Echo, Rockville and North Potomac.

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Potomac history:

The Tehogee Indian Trail, built by the Canaze Indian nation in 1716, is still the River Road in the area today. Once settlers began to arrive, the area began to grow and develop. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was finished in 1829 in the area known as Offutts Crossroads. The name was changed later to Potomac. It was named for the Potomac River that flows by the town.
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