Takoma Park, MD

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2022 Population
17,542
0.386% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.2
2.74% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.98%
13.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$95,316
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$685,000
9.56% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,290
3.32% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Takoma Park, MD had a population of 17.5k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $95,316. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Takoma Park, MD declined from 17,610 to 17,542, a −0.386% decrease and its median household income grew from $86,644 to $95,316, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Takoma Park, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.3%), Other (Hispanic) (7.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.95%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.66%).

None of the households in Takoma Park, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.5% of the residents in Takoma Park, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Takoma Park, MD are Washington Adventist University (225 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Takoma Park, MD was $685,000, and the homeownership rate was 51.3%.

Most people in Takoma Park, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Takoma Park, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Takoma Park, MD is home to a population of 17.5k people, from which 85.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 29.1% of Takoma Park, MD residents were born outside of the country (5.11k people).

In 2022, there were 1.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.39k people) in Takoma Park, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.25k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.5%
2022 Citizenship
83.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.5% of Takoma Park, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Takoma Park, MD was 83.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Takoma Park, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.39k ± 754
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.85k ± 740
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.25k ± 466
12.2%
Hispanic Population
2.15k people

In 2022, there were 1.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.39k people) in Takoma Park, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.25k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.2% of the people in Takoma Park, MD are hispanic (2.15k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

29.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.11k people
31.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.59k people

As of 2022, 29.1% of Takoma Park, MD residents (5.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Takoma Park, MD was 31.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    217 ± 95
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    172 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    75 ± 52

Takoma Park, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Takoma Park, MD employs 9.29k people. The largest industries in Takoma Park, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,517 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,495 people), and Public Administration (1,259 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($163,194), Public Administration ($134,190), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($114,028).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.29k
2022 Value
± 675
−3.32%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Takoma Park, MD declined at a rate of −3.32%, from 9.61k employees to 9.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Takoma Park, MD, are Management Occupations (1,349 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (894 people), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (656 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Takoma Park, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.29k
2022 Value
± 675
−3.32%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Takoma Park, MD declined at a rate of −3.32%, from 9.61k employees to 9.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Takoma Park, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,517 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,495 people), and Public Administration (1,259 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Takoma Park, MD, though some of these residents may live in Takoma Park, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$68,500
Median earning men ± $13,837
$55,132
Median earning women ± $8,992

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($178,571), Public Administration ($134,783), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($106,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($132,009), Information ($114,286), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,509).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Takoma Park, MD awarded 225 degrees. The student population of Takoma Park, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 235 male students and 436 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Takoma Park, MD are Black or African American (129 and 62%), followed by Unknown (34 and 16.3%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 11.5%), and White (10 and 4.81%).

The largest universities in Takoma Park, MD by number of degrees awarded are Washington Adventist University (225 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Takoma Park, MD are Registered Nursing (65 and 28.9%), Counseling Psychology (43 and 19.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (23 and 10.2%).

The median tuition cost in Takoma Park, MD for private four year colleges is $23,400.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Takoma Park, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 51.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.38%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 671 (35% men and 65% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 671 students enrolled in Takoma Park, MD, 35% men and 65% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 263 records, of which 67.7% were women and 32.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 65 degrees awarded
  2. 16 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Takoma Park, MD was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
225 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington Adventist University with 225 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 53 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Takoma Park, MD, which is 0.308 times less than the 172 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 129 degrees mean that there were 3.79 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 34 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Takoma Park, MD was $685,000 in 2022, which is 2.43 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $625,200 to $685,000, a 9.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Takoma Park, MD is 51.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Takoma Park, MD have an average commute time of 33.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Takoma Park, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Takoma Park, MD is $95,316. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Takoma Park, MD was Census Tract 7017.03 with a value of $106,216, followed by Census Tract 7017.04 and Census Tract 7017.01, with respective values of $103,625 and $101,959.

Property

$685,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$26,177
$3,541
Median Property Taxes
±$345

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Rent vs Own

51.3%
Homeownership
2022
60.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.3% of the housing units in Takoma Park, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7017.03
  2. Census Tract 7017.04
  3. Census Tract 7017.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Takoma Park, MD was Census Tract 7017.03 with a value of $106,216, followed by Census Tract 7017.04 and Census Tract 7017.01, with respective values of $103,625 and $101,959.

The following map shows all of the places in Takoma Park, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$95,316
Median Household Income
± $8,303
6.9k
Number of Households
± 574

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.9k households in Takoma Park, MD grew to $95,316 from the previous year's value of $86,644.

The following chart displays the households in Takoma Park, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Takoma Park, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (48.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (24.5%)
  3. Public Transit (15.2%)

In 2022, 48.1% of workers in Takoma Park, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (24.5%) and those who used public transit to get to work (15.2%).

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Commute Time

33.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Takoma Park, MD have a longer commute time (33.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Takoma Park, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

8.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Takoma Park, MD (1.55k out of 17.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Takoma Park, MD is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92% of the population of Takoma Park, MD has health coverage, with 56.5% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.625% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see 716 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.968% decrease from the previous year (723 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 800 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 282 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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716 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, MD

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see an average of 716 patients per year. This represents a 0.968% decrease from the previous year (723 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 13.6% between 18 and 34 years, 46.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.96%
Uninsured
56.5%
Employer Coverage
14.6%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.625%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Takoma Park, MD declined by 13.6% from 9.21% to 7.96%.

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