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Takoma Park
  • Suburb in Maryland

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Takoma Park is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 17,672. Takoma Park is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Takoma Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Takoma Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Takoma Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Takoma Park are highly rated.

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About Takoma Park...
Population
17,672

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$583,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,143
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Takoma Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    201.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    27.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    167.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    279.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,861.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%

Working in Takoma Park

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,591
National
$62,843

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