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Gaithersburg, Maryland

A Maryland Neighborhood Profile


Gaithersburg is a very diverse community located in the center of Montgomery County, Maryland. It is the third largest incorporated city in the state of Maryland. The southeastern border of Gaithersburg is approximately 18 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. Major industries here are biotechnology, telecommunications, and software development, mostly dedicated to government contracts. Gaithersburg is also well known among urban planners as home to the Kentlands, the first new urbanist neighborhood (a planned multi-use community).


Central Montgomery County, Northwest of Rockville. See a map

Neighborhoods within Gaithersburg

City of Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Kentlands, Washington Grove, Washingtonian Center

Gaithersburg Demographics

According to the 2000 census, the City of Gaithersburg is home to 52,613 residents. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 58.2%; Black: 14.6%; Asian: 13.8%; Hispanic/Latino: 19.8%. Population under age 18: 25%; 65 and over: 8.2%; Median household income: $59,879 (1999); Persons below poverty level 7.1% (1999).

Public Transportation

Metro: Shady Grove
MARC: Washington Grove and Gaithersburg
Ride-On: Series 50 and 60.

Points of Interest Located in Gaithersburg

Annual Events in Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg Saint Patricks Day Parade
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg Summer Performance Series
Fourth of July Fireworks
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Celebrate Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands
Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park

City of Gaithersburg Website


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