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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Takoma is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 8,868. Living in Takoma offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Takoma there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Takoma and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$443,754
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,519
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46
    283
  • Murder
    15
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    260
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    138
    500
  • Theft
    1,788
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,113
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Grew up there and have watched the development over the past 15 years. Great place to raise a family.
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Takoma park is very peaceful and secure. Free from noise and other destruction especially if u are going to school.