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Silver Spring is in Montgomery County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for the mica or white sand produced by a local spring.
The latitude of Silver Spring is 38.990N. The longitude is -77.026W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 341 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 73,624.
Petey, the dog in the "Little Rascals" movies, is buried here.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Silver Spring demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20901 ZIP code.
8% of Silver Spring residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Silver Spring ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Silver Spring was $26,357, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Silver Spring residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Silver Spring, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $770. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,487.
Libraries in Silver Spring include Long Community Branch, Silver Spring Community Branch, White Oak Community Branch ... View libraries
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Silver Spring political report.
Silver Spring restaurants taking online reservations include Gallery Restaurant & Lounge, Mrs. K's Toll House ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Silver Spring workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Silver Spring between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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