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Glen Echo, Maryland
—  Town  —
Location of Glen Echo, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°58′7″N 77°8′33″W / 38.96861°N 77.1425°W / 38.96861; -77.1425Coordinates: 38°58′7″N 77°8′33″W / 38.96861°N 77.1425°W / 38.96861; -77.1425
Country United States
State Maryland
County Montgomery
 - Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 - Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 135 ft (41 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 242
 - Density 2,217.8/sq mi (856.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20812
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-32900
GNIS feature ID 0590313

Glen Echo is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, that was chartered in 1904. The population was 242 at the 2000 census.

Glen Echo derives its name from Edward and Edwin Baltzley, who came up with name circa 1888. Their advertising booklet for the town was titled "Glen Echo on the Potomac: The Washington Rhine".[1]

The town is famous for its chautauqua cultural events 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 the last 15 years of her life.

Pictures of Glen Echo, including Glen Echo Park are available on Wikimedia Commons page on Glen Echo.



Glen Echo is located at 38°58′07″N 77°08′33″W / 38.968710°N 77.142451°W / 38.968710; -77.142451.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 242 people, 91 households, and 63 families residing 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/sq mi (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.


Glen Echo is served by Montgomery County Public Schools.

Schools that serve Glen Echo include:


The Small town is featured as the setting of the movie Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.

See also

Glen Echo Park, Maryland


  1. ^ Glen Echo Park - Frequently Asked Questions (U.S. National Park Service)
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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