Gaithersburg, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Gaithersburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Gaithersburg is the 9th largest city in Maryland with a population of 66,985 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaithersburg: Forest Oak.


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Gaithersburg, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 66,985
Population in Households 66,414
Population in Familes 52,250
Population in Group Qrtrs 571
Population Density1 6,536
Diversity Index2 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 24,178
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 15,830
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,310 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,529 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,648 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,132 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $374,377
Average Home Value $427,587
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,899
Average Household Income $105,026
Per Capita Income $38,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.79% 1.67%
Households 1.52% 1.51%
Families 1.36% 1.42%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 27 95th
Diversity Index2 # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 168 68th
Per Capita Income # 167 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.