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Takoma Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Takoma Park had a population of 17,595 as of July 1, 2016. Takoma Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Takoma Park is located at latitude 38.9803 and longitude -77.0023 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Takoma Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The City of Takoma Park (GNIS ID: 2390660) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Takoma Park is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Takoma Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Takoma Park: Brightwood, City of Azaleas, North Takoma, Takoma.

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Takoma Park, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,595
Population in Households 17,210
Population in Familes 12,775
Population in Group Qrtrs 385
Population Density1 8,421
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 6,820
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,019
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,325 (44.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,494 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 633 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $495,827
Average Home Value $534,008


Median Household Income $79,908
Average Household Income $112,095
Per Capita Income $44,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 1.06%
Households 0.6% 0.93%
Families 0.47% 0.87%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Takoma Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Takoma Park to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 78 85th
Population Density1 # 10 98th
Diversity Index2 # 43 92nd
Median Household Income # 188 64th
Per Capita Income # 94 82nd

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