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Takoma Park
Montgomery County, Maryland


"The Azalea City"
a "Tree City, USA"

Page Contents for Takoma Park, Maryland

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Takoma Park is approximately 17,477 (2007), 16715 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,187 (2000), 6569 (2010).
The amount of land area in Takoma Park is 5.212 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Takoma Park is 2.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Takoma Park to Washington DC is 5 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 28 miles. (as the crow flies)
Takoma Park is positioned 38.98 degrees north of the equator and 77.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Takoma Park elevation is 250 feet above sea level.
Takoma Park per capita income is $ 26,437 (2000).
Takoma Park median income is $ 55,700 (2005).
The Takoma Park median home price is $ 397,600 (2005).


near the eastern Atlantic coastline about five miles from Washington DC and about two miles from Silver Spring. Other nearby communiites include Langley Park, Chillum, Adelphi, Mount Rainier, Hyattsville, Hillandale and Kemp Mill.
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History & History Related Items

The City of Takoma Park, the first planned commuter suburb in Montgomery County Maryland, was founded in 1883 by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert. For many years, it was the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist church denomination. Before 1997, a portion of the city was located in St George's County, but the state made re-alignment of the county line at that time, moving all of the city into Montgomery County. Takoma DC is just over the state line and is a separate entity though both share much history and heritage.

Learn about historic Takoma
preserving the heritage of Takoma Park, Maryland and Takoma, DC

Here is a history page for the city. Also try this history page.
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The founding of Takoma Park


The incorporation of Takoma Park



Annual Takoma Park Folk Festival
Held in September of each year.
4th of July parade and fireworks, a street festival, jazzfest and many other events all bring visitors from throughout the Washington area.

Takoma Park Film Festival
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Takoma Park City Government

The Takoma Park, Maryland
city government is a mayor/council type with a six member council. There is a city administrator and staff also.
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone 301-891-7100

Takoma Park Chamber

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

Takoma Park Organizations

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

Takoma Park Libraries

Takoma Park Municipal Library
The last small municipal library in Maryland

Here is a little information about the Takoma Park Library from Rebecca Brown, Reference Librarian
The Takoma Park Maryland Library is a municipal library, a department of the City of Takoma Park. Founded in 1935, it is one of only two independent municipal libraries in the state of Maryland. We have four professional librarians and ten part-time staff assistent who support over 7,000 cardholders, and provide 152 children's programs per year serving 4,603 children and their care-givers.
101 Philadelphia Avenue, at the corner of Philadelphia and Maple, next to city hall.
Phone: 301-891-7259.

Takoma Park Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools

Columbia Union College run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Montgomery College
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912 Takoma Park


The population of Takoma Park was:
1990 - 16,700
2000 - 17,299
2006 - 18,497
2007 - 17,477
Median age:
2000 - 35.6 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 48,490
2005 - $ 55,700 Median house value:
2000 - $ 189,200
2005 - $ 397,600
2007 - $ 474,373

Takoma Park is located in the Eastern Time zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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