Glen Echo, Maryland

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Glen Echo, Maryland
Glen Echo Town Hall MD 20210501 121124 1.jpg
Location of Glen Echo, Maryland
Location of Glen Echo, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°58′7″N 77°8′33″W / 38.96861°N 77.14250°W / 38.96861; -77.14250Coordinates: 38°58′7″N 77°8′33″W / 38.96861°N 77.14250°W / 38.96861; -77.14250
Country United States
State Maryland
CountyMontgomery
Incorporated1904[1]
Area
 • Total0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
 • Land0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
135 ft (41 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total279
 • Density2,708.74/sq mi (1,050.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
20812
Area code(s)301, 240
FIPS code24-32900
GNIS feature ID0590313
Websitewww.glenecho.org

Glen Echo is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, that was chartered in 1904. The population was 255 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Glen Echo derives its name from the name of the lots developed by Edward, and Edwin Baltzley,[3][4][5][6][7] father of Louis E. Baltzley, and an inventor,[4] before the town was chartered, and who came up with the name c. 1888. Their promotional booklet for the land development was titled "Glen Echo on the Potomac: The Washington Rhine".[8]

The town is famous for its Chautauqua cultural events[9] and its old amusement park, the famous Glen Echo Park, now a U.S. National Park.

Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, lived in Glen Echo, a streetcar ride from her office,[10] from 1897 until her death in 1912.[6]

In the 1980s, Glen Echo designated its town bird as the Pileated Woodpecker; insect, Spicebush Swallowtail; tree, Eastern Sycamore; and wildflower, Heartleaf Aster.

Geography[edit]

Glen Echo is located at 38°58′07″N 77°08′33″W / 38.968710°N 77.142451°W / 38.968710; -77.142451.[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910203
192023515.8%
1930222−5.5%
194039577.9%
1950356−9.9%
1960310−12.9%
1970297−4.2%
1980229−22.9%
19902342.2%
20002423.4%
20102555.4%
20202799.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[14] of 2010, there were 255 people, 96 households, and 66 families living in the town. The population density was 2,550.0 inhabitants per square mile (984.6/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 1,000.0 per square mile (386.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.5% White, 1.2% African American, 2.4% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.9% of the population.

There were 96 households, of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.3% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the town was 42.4 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 242 people, 91 households, and 63 families living in the town. The population density was 2,217.8 people per square mile (849.4/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 852.3 per square mile (326.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.87% White, 2.48% African American, 1.24% Asian, 0.41% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 91 households, out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $122,409, and the median income for a family was $134,741. Males had a median income of $64,375 versus $76,784 for females. The per capita income for the town was $56,728. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were living below the poverty line.

Education[edit]

Glen Echo is served by Montgomery County Public Schools.

Schools that serve Glen Echo include:

Transportation[edit]

Clara Barton Parkway southeastbound in Glen Echo, approaching the MacArthur Boulevard interchange

The most prominent roads serving Glen Echo directly are the Clara Barton Parkway and its spur, the Cabin John Parkway, which intersect at the west end of the town. Access to the residential and commercial properties in the town is via an interchange with MacArthur Boulevard just southeast of the town limits. MacArthur Boulevard intersects with most streets within the town, though it is not actually within the town limits. Maryland Route 188 and Maryland Route 614 also end at MacArthur Boulevard just beyond the town limits.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Echo". Maryland Manual. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  3. ^ Hales, Linda (20 May 2006). "A Big Clip Job? Think Washington". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ Cook, Richard A. (1997). "Glen Echo". Glen Echo, Maryland & Cabin John Bridge. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  6. ^ a b Cook, Richard A. (1997). "The Town of Glen Echo, Maryland". Glen Echo, Maryland & Cabin John Bridge. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Creator: Baltzley, Edwin". Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Retrieved 12 August 2022 – via PastPerfect Online.
  8. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". nps.gov. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  9. ^ Cook, Richard A. (1997). "A History of the Glen Echo Chautauqua". Glen Echo, Maryland & Cabin John Bridge. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Clara Barton Site to American Red Cross - National Headquarters". google maps. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  15. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  16. ^ "The Story of My Childhood". World Digital Library. 1907. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  17. ^ Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography. 2007. Douglas Carlson. Univ of Texas Press
  18. ^ "Carolyn Reeder, teacher and author of historical fiction for children, dies at 74". Washington Post. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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