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20877, 20878, 20879, 20882, 20884, 20885, 20898, 20899

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Gaithersburg is approximately 57,670 (2007), 59933 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,674 (1990), 22000 (2010).

The amount of land area in Gaithersburg is 23.636 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Gaithersburg is 10 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.202 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gaithersburg to Washington DC is 19 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gaithersburg is positioned 39.14 degrees north of the equator and 77.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Gaithersburg elevation is 350 feet above sea level.
The Gaithersburg city flower is the Peony.
The Gaithersburg city color is green.

Gaithersburg per capita income is $27,323 (2000).
Gaithersburg median income is $76,854 (2007).

The Gaithersburg median home price is $385,926 (2007).

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Gaithersburg location: in central Maryland about six miles from Rockville and about 21 miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include North Potomac, Washington Grove, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Darnestown, Redland and Travilah.

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Climate & Weather

Gaithersburg average annual rainfall is 40 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 35 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 57 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60 degrees F.

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Gaithersburg history:

Gaithersburg began as a tiny settlement called Log Town, created in 1765. It took almost 100 years for area leaders to agree to name the town "Gaithersburg." In 1850, the post office was named "Forest Oak" and the railway station used the "Gaithersburg" name in 1873. The town officially became Gaithersburg in 1878 when it was incorporated.

The City is named after Benjamin Gaither who built a house in 1802 on the property where the famous Forest Oak tree used to grow. The Forest Oak, a very large oak tree, grew at the site for nearly 300 years before it was felled during a powerful thunderstorm in the summer of 1997.

The City logo, an oak tree encircled by a green "G," reflects the small-town ambiance of Gaithersburg and the importance of trees in its past and present, representing a constant in Gaithersburg's metamorphosis from country village to urban community. It has been recognized as a "Tree City USA" since 1986. In 1996, the City added the phrase "A CHARACTER COUNTS! City" to the logo.
The settling of Gaithersburg: 1765
The founding of Gaithersburg: 1873
The incorporation date of Gaithersburg: 5 April 1878

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Gaithersburg attractions:

Montgomery County Fair Grounds
16 Chestnut St
Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2403
Phone: 301-963-3247

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