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Damascus is a town in Washington County, in the Bristol metro area.
The community was named for the ancient city of Syria
The latitude of Damascus is 36.633N. The longitude is -81.783W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,952 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,091.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Damascus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Johnson City-Kingsport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24236 ZIP code.
13% of Damascus residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Damascus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Damascus was $14,995, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Damascus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Damascus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $251. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $607.
Libraries in Damascus include Damascus Branch Library ... View libraries
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Damascus political report.
The average commute time for Damascus workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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