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Wheaton
Wheaton
Maryland
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Wheaton is a census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, north of Washington, D.C., northwest of Silver Spring. Wheaton takes its name from Frank Wheaton (1833–1903), a career officer in the United States Army and volunteer from Rhode Island in the Union Army who rose to the rank of major-general while serving before, during, and after the American Civil War. Wheaton was split into its own CDP by the United States Census Bureau for the 2010 Census, which found its population to be 48,284. The United States Postal Service has assigned ZIP code 20902 to Wheaton, but the Wheaton Post Office is part of the Silver Spring area. Downtown Wheaton is around the triangle formed by Veirs Mill Road, University Boulevard, and Georgia Avenue.

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Vey Diverse such as hispanics and middle Eastern middle age
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I'm very happy because everyone is very friendly and stores very close and transportation is very good
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Cost of living and crime are unusually high and weather extreme (95 in summer, 20 in winter)
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Cost of living and crime are unusually high and weather extreme (95 in summer, 20 in winter)

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How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.

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