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Welcome to Gaithersburg ...

The city of Gaithersburg is located in Montgomery County<1>.

The location of Gaithersburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gaithersburg has a population of 67,985 people<3> (see below for details).

Gaithersburg was established in 1802.

The community of Gaithersburg is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Gaithersburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Gaithersburg: (301) & (240)<5>

The ZIP codes for Gaithersburg: 20877-20879, 20882, 20884-20885, 20898-20899<6>

Websites for Gaithersburg ...

Official Website:   www.ci.gaithersburg.md.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ggchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gaithersburg had an population of 67,985 people. This is an increase of 13.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933 people (which is 6.17% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Gaithersburg the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gaithersburg represents 1.04% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 59,933 people, the population of Gaithersburg increased 13.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 52,613 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gaithersburg.

Communities near Gaithersburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gaithersburg.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Gaithersburg
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<8>
  • Leesburg [Loudoun County]
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    • Leesburg [Loudoun County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the west of Gaithersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 53,727 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<8>
  • College Park [Prince George's County]
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    • College Park [Prince George's County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Gaithersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park<8>
  • Laurel [Prince George's County]
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    • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Gaithersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,631 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Herndon [Fairfax County]
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      • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Gaithersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<8>
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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      • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Gaithersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<8>
    • Hyattsville [Prince George's County]
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      • Hyattsville [Prince George's County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Gaithersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville<8>
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
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      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Gaithersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Takoma Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park<8>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
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      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Gaithersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<8>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Church
      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Gaithersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gaithersburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gaithersburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gaithersburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gaithersburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gaithersburg. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gaithersburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gaithersburg ...

Looking for more information about Gaithersburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gaithersburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gaithersburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Maryland

About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gaithersburg: www.ci.gaithersburg.md.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Montgomery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gaithersburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gaithersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Gaithersburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gaithersburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Gaithersburg includes: 20877, 20878, 20882, 20884, 20898 & 20899.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gaithersburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gaithersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gaithersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gaithersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1190, Longitude: -77.2322       In this case, the coordinates for Gaithersburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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