Facts and Figures

The City of Takoma Park is approximately 2.4 square miles in area and has a population of about 17,000*.

For more detailed information about the City's demographics, visit the 2010 Censusexternal link icon

Summary of the 2010 Census Information

A summary on population and housing units in the City of Takoma Park:

Population Breakdown by Age in Takoma Park
Population Age Population Total Percent of Population (%)
18 and Over 12966 77.6
Under 18 3749 22.4

 

Population Breakdown by Gender
Population Gender Population Total Percent of Population (%)
Female 8929 53.4
Male 7786 46.6

 

Population Breakdown by Age Group
Population Age Group Population Percent of Population (%)
Ages 18-24 1361 8.1
Ages 25-34 2457 14.7
Ages 35-49 3962 23.7
Ages 50-64 3518 21.0
Ages 65+ 1668 10.0

 

Population Breakdown by Race (1 of 4)
Population Race Population Percent of Population (%)
White 8192 49.0
Black or African American 5843 35.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 45 0.3
Asian 730 4.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 10 0.1
Some Other Race 1091 6.5

 

Population Breakdown by Race (2 of 4)
Population Race Population Percent of Population (%)
One Race 15911 95.2
Two or More Races 804 4.8

 

Population Breakdown by Race: Hispanic (3 of 4)
Population Race Population Percent of Population (%)
Hispanic or Latino (of any Race) 2417 14.5
Not Hispanic or Latino 14298 85.5

 

Population Breakdown by Race (4 of 4)
Population Race Population Percent of Population (%)
One Race 13752 82.3
White 7244 43.3
Black or African American 5685 34.0
American Indian or Alaska Native 21 0.1
Asian 727 4.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 10 0.1
Some Other Race 65 0.4
Two or More Races 546 3.3

 

Housing Units and Occupancy Status
Housing Unit Type Population Percent of Population (%)
Total Housing Units 7162 100.0
Occupied Housing Units 6569 91.7
Owner-Occupied Units 3444  
Population in Owner-Occupied (# of Individuals) 9248  
Renter-Occupied Units 3125  
Population in Renter Occupied (# of Individuals) 7089  
Vacant Housing Units 593 8.3

 

Other Demographic Information

The Census Bureau only provides actual population count information broken into age, race/Hispanic origin, gender, family relationship and households. Information that once was obtained by the Census Bureau’s “long form” on ethnicity, income, occupation, etc. is no longer collected during the Decennial Census. Instead, the American Community Survey is done each year across the country covering these subjects. Because the number of people surveyed in the American Community Survey is relatively small, it is not as accurate. In order to get enough responders to provide a sense of a particular community, the survey results from a five year period are presented. Because of this, the information cannot be considered as a view of the community at a certain point in time. 

To get information on Takoma Park, go to the Census Bureau’s American Fact Finder and, in the space marked Community Facts, type in “Takoma Park city, Maryland.” You will then get access to Census and American Community Survey information in fairly easy to use spreadsheets.

*Note: The 2010 Census reports the population as of April 1, 2010. On that date, two large apartment buildings were undergoing renovation and had many vacant units. (As a comparison, in the previous Census in 2000, there were 6,893 occupied housing units and 294 vacant housing units and a total population of 17,299.) The City of Takoma Park has also filed a formal request with the Census Bureau to review information on 56 housing units that the City noted existed but were not counted as either occupied or vacant in the 2010 Census. If the Census Bureau revises the population or housing count information, this page will be updated.

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