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Facts & Figures

The City of Takoma Park is approximately 2.4 square miles in area and had a population of 17,725 in July, 2019, based on Census Bureau Population Estimate Program data. Data on the City’s demographics below comes from either the Census Bureau’s 2019 Population Estimate Program or the Bureau’s 2015-2019 American Community Survey. Data from the 5-year American Community Survey represent a sample of results over the 5-years (e.g., race information is accurate over the 5-year sample from 2015-2019, and does not represent as-of 2019).

For more detailed information about the City’s demographics, visit the Census Bureau’s QuickFacts page or the Census Reporter page for Takoma Park.

Summary of Census Information through 2019

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

Population Breakdown by Gender
Population GenderPopulation TotalPercent of Population (%)
Female9,08251.4%
Male8,59048.6%

 

Population Breakdown by Age in Takoma Park
Population AgePopulation TotalPercent of Population (%)
18 and Over13,28775.2
Under 184,38524.8

 

POPULATION BREAKDOWN BY AGE GROUP
Population Age GroupPopulationPercent of Population (%)
0-92,56114.5
10-192,21312.5
20-291,84310.4
30-392,59414.7
40-492,90616.4
50-592,25712.8
60-692,09911.9
70-798264.7
80+3732.1

 

POPULATION BREAKDOWN BY RACE (1 OF 2)
Population RacePopulationPercent of Population (%)
White (non-Hispanic)8,19246.3
Black or African American5,82333
American Indian and Alaska Native300.2
Asian9355.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander00
Some Other Race1,0065.7
Two or More Races9595.4

 

Population Breakdown by Race: Hispanic (2 of 2)
Population RacePopulationPercent of Population (%)
Hispanic or Latino (of any Race)2,05211.6
Not Hispanic or Latino15,62088.4

 

Housing Units and Occupancy Status
Housing Unit TypeTotalPercent (%)
Total Housing Units6,817
Occupied Housing Units (not-vacant)6,56796.3
Owner-Occupied Units3,46552.8
Population in Owner-Occupied (# of Individuals)9,69556.1
Renter-Occupied Units3,10247.2
Population in Renter Occupied (# of Individuals)7,59543.9
Vacant Housing Units2503.7

American Community Survey Data 2015-2019

For cities of Takoma Park’s size, the Census does not make one-year data available, so we use 5-year data representing the period from 2015-2019.

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