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Gaithersburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Gaithersburg is the 9th largest city in Maryland with a population of 68,799 as of July 1, 2017. Gaithersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gaithersburg is located at latitude 39.1199 and longitude -77.2323 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gaithersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Gaithersburg (GNIS ID: 2390591) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Gaithersburg is located within District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gaithersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaithersburg: Forest Oak.


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Gaithersburg, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 68,799
Daytime Population: Workers 42,142
Daytime Population: Residents 31,792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 73,934
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 68,147
Population in Familes 53,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 652
Population Density2 6,713
Diversity Index3 84
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,598
Average Household Income $107,678
Per Capita Income $39,532

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,057 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,003 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,009 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $374,163
Average Home Value $433,764
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,060
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 16,313
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.92% 1.59%
Households 1.81% 1.55%
Families 1.59% 1.4%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Gaithersburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaithersburg to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 98th
Population Density # 25 95th
Diversity Index # 23 96th
Median Household Income # 178 66th
Per Capita Income # 161 69th

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