Garrett Park is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland. It was named for a former president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, but whether specifically for John Garrett or Robert W. Garrett is a matter of some disagreement between sources. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 917.


Garrett Park was incorporated as a town in 1898.


Garrett Park is located at 39°2' North, 77°6' West. It is just west of Wheaton, due north of Bethesda, northwest of Silver Spring, and southeast of Rockville. It is approximately halfway between Rockville and Silver Spring. Its land area is 0.27 square miles (171 acres).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²). 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 917 people, 347 households, and 266 families residing in the town. The population density is 1,311.3/km² (3,427.8/mi²). There are 356 housing units at an average density of 509.1/km² (1,330.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 91.82% White, 0.87% African American, 0.22% Native American, 3.05% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. 2.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 347 households out of which 35.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% are married couples living together, 6.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% are non-families. 18.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the town the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $106,883, and the median income for a family is $126,662. Males have a median income of $96,588 versus $66,563 for females. The per capita income for the town is $50,305. 0.8% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 2.6% are 65 or older.

Law and Government

Mayor or City Executive

The current Mayor of Garrett Park is Peter Benjamin. He replaced Nancy M. Floreen, who was elected to the County Council of Montgomery County in the
2002 election.

External Links

  1. Garrett Park Web Site, a volunteer run enterprise sponsored by the Garrett Park Citizens Association
  2. Maryland State Archives site on Garrett Park