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Encyclopedia > Potomac, Maryland
Potomac, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°1′22″N 77°11′11″W / 39.02278, -77.18639
Country United States
State Maryland
County Montgomery
Area
 - Total 26.6 sq mi (68.8 km²)
 - Land 25.2 sq mi (65.2 km²)
 - Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km²)
Elevation 361 ft (110 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 44,822
 - Density 1,780.2/sq mi (687.3/km²)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20854, 20859
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-63300
GNIS feature ID 0591056

Potomac is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The town is named after its local river, the Potomac River Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Montgomery_County_Maryland_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Potomac_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Map of Marylands counties This is a list of the twenty-three counties and county-equivalents in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area code 301 (and its overlay, 240) serves Hagerstown, Rockville, Cumberland, and Western Maryland. ... Area code 240 (and its overlay, 301) serves Hagerstown, Rockville, Cumberland, and Western Maryland. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...

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History

In 1716, the Canaze Indian nation built the Tehogee Indian Trail, which is still the route of Potomac's River Road today. Several years later, the first farmers arrived. In 1829, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was completed in an area that had become known as Offutts Crossroads. The cornerstone was laid there and the name was changed to Potomac, in honor of the river that passes by the town. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canal at Swains Lock Chesapeake and Ohio Canal map The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal, and occasionally referred to as the Grand Old Ditch, operated from 1836 until 1924 parallel to the Potomac River in Maryland from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC. The total... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...


Around the Potomac Village are posts for horses to be tied to dating back to the early 1900s.


Each year during Mid-October local business and community participate in Potomac Day. This is a celebration of the community and the years happenings. Events include a parade, crafts show, food vendors, and free giveaways.


Geography

As an unincorporated area, Potomac's boundaries are not officially defined. Potomac is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a Census-designated Place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°1′22″N, 77°11′11″W (39.022694, -77.186423).[1] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... InsertSLUTTY WHORES≤ non-formatted text here{| class=toccolours border=1 cellpadding=4 style=float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; width: 20em; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%; clear: right; |+ United States Geological Survey |- |style= align=center colspan=2| [[Image:USGS logo. ...


The geographical focal point of Potomac is Potomac Village, a small cluster of upscale shops and businesses at the intersection of Maryland State Highway 189 (Falls Road, which connects the Great Falls of the Potomac River in the south to Rockville in the north) and Maryland State Highway 190 (River Road, which runs from western Montgomery County into Washington, D.C.). Saint Francis Episcopal Church, two gas stations (Exxon and BP), and two grocery stores (Safeway and Giant) serve Potomac Village. The Great Falls of the Potomac River, located 14 miles (22. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: , Country State County Montgomery Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860 Government  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area  - Total 13. ... Maryland State Highway 190, or River Road, is a major motor route through western Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... {{This article is about the US-based corporation|Safeway}} Safeway Inc. ... Giant of Landover, Maryland store at 8th and O Streets NW in Washington, D.C. Giant Food Inc. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, Potomac has a total area of 26.6 square miles (68.9 km²). 25.2 square miles (65.3 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it (5.20%) is water. It includes the ZIP Code 20854 for properties and 20859 for US Post Office Boxes. The North Potomac ZIP Codes include 20878, 20854, and 20850 as defined by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission's (M-NCPPC) Potomac Subregion Master Plan as well as the North Potomac Citizens Association (NPCA) [2]. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...


Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 44,822 people, 15,655 households, and 13,024 families residing in the area. The population density was 1,780.2/sq mi (687.3/km²). There were 15,960 housing units at an average density of 633.9/sq mi (244.7/km²). The racial makeup of the area was 79.46% White, 3.93% African American, 0.11% Native American, 13.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population. Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD has the second highest percentage of reported Asian ancestry in Montgomery County, Maryland with a 23.0% Asian demographic according to the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) enrollment statistics [4]. This follows Thomas S. Wootton High School, which has a 32.1% Asian demographic and serves the North Potomac, Rockville, and Potomac communities [5]. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 15,655 households, of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.8% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present and 16.8% were non-families. Of all households, 14.0% were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.84, and the average family size was 3.10.


In the area, the age of the population was spread out, with 26.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 34.0% from 45 to 64 and 13.8% who were 65 or older. The median age was 44. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females 18 or older there were 87.3 males.


The median income for a household in the area was $89,936, and the median income for a family was $115,572. Males had a median income exceeding $100,000, versus $54,678 for females. The per capita income for the area was $64,875. About 1.5% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including .6% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Census Bureau statistical history

  • 1980: 40,402
  • 1990: 45,634
  • 2000: 44,822

Neighborhoods

As with most large suburbs, Potomac is divided into various neighborhoods. Although Potomac is extremely affluent, the most wealthy neighborhoods are located around Potomac Village. Many of the outlying neighborhoods closer to the Rockville border, while still middle to upper middle class, are more similar to the rest of the county. Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Neighbourhood is also a term in topology. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: , Country State County Montgomery Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860 Government  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area  - Total 13. ...


Potomac Towne is the neighborhood within the Potomac Village hub of River and Falls Roads. This is the original neighborhood of Potomac, from which all the subdivisions emerged.


Notable Residents

Present residents of the area include:

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References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ http://www.northpotomacnews.org/wss1/static2/North%20Potomac%20Boundary%20Map.jpg
  3. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/regulatoryaccountability/glance/fy2004/schools/04602.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/regulatoryaccountability/glance/fy2004/schools/04234.pdf

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  • Potomac, Maryland is at coordinates 39°01′22″N 77°11′11″W / 39.022694, -77.186423 (Potomac, Maryland)Coordinates: 39°01′22″N 77°11′11″W / 39.022694, -77.186423 (Potomac, Maryland)

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Real Estate Blog - Potomac, Maryland Information (1701 words)
Potomac is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a Census-designated Place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°1′22″N, 77°11′11″W (39.022694, -77.186423).
Contributing to the demand for housing in Potomac is its proximity to the northwestern boundary of Washington D.C. Many professionals and diplomats live in the Potomac area and commute to Washington to work.
Potomac is also home to the 2006-2007 Maryland and National Blue Ribbon Awarded High School, Winston Churchill High School, which is also regarded as one of the best public schools in the United States.
Potomac, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1365 words)
Potomac is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
Potomac is often cited as the inspiration for the television show Beverly Hills 90210, a show created by Darren Star, a graduate of Potomac's Winston Churchill High School.
It is also a heavily WASP neighborhood in Potomac, a suburb which is typically known for having a significant Jewish population.
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