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Welcome to Takoma Park ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Takoma Park has a population of 17,725 people<2> (see below for details).

Takoma Park was established in 1883.

The community of Takoma Park is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Takoma Park: (301) and (240)<4>

The ZIP codes for Takoma Park: 20912-20913<5>

Websites for Takoma Park ...

Official Website:   www.cityoftakomapark.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.montgomerycountychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Takoma Park had an population of 17,725 people. This is an increase of 6.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Takoma Park had a population of 16,715 people. This makes Takoma Park the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Takoma Park represents 0.29% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,715 people, the population of Takoma Park decreased 3.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,299 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Takoma Park.

Communities near Takoma Park ...

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

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Takoma Park
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Takoma Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<7>
  • Rockville [Montgomery County]
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    • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Takoma Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68,079 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<7>
  • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Takoma Park
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,985 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaithersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bowie [Prince George's County]
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      • Bowie [Prince George's County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Takoma Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58,643 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<7>
    • Laurel [Prince George's County]
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      • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Takoma Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<7>
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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      • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Takoma Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<7>
    • Greenbelt [Prince George's County]
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      • Greenbelt [Prince George's County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Takoma Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbelt have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbelt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbelt<7>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
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      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Takoma Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Takoma Park
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<7>

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 Takoma Park. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Takoma Park.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Takoma Park. 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 Takoma Park.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Takoma Park. See our Newspapers Page for Takoma Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Takoma Park ...

Looking for more information about Takoma Park? 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 Takoma Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Takoma Park.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Maryland

About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Takoma Park: www.cityoftakomapark.org/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Takoma Park.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Takoma Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<5>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 Takoma Park). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Takoma Park or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Takoma Park includes: 20912 & 20913.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Takoma Park) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Takoma Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9781, Longitude: -77.0059    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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