North Bethesda, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Bethesda, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Bethesda Census Designated Place had a population of 46,768 as of July 1, 2016. North Bethesda 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 North Bethesda is located at latitude 39.0368 and longitude -77.1203 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the North Bethesda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 394 feet.

The North Bethesda Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389566) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The North Bethesda Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Bethesda population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 46,768
Population in Households 45,631
Population in Familes 32,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,137
Population Density1 5,274
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 20,645
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 10,848
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,977 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,668 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,408 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $528,940
Average Home Value $565,647


Median Household Income $101,228
Average Household Income $135,221
Per Capita Income $60,746
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.14%
Households 0.89% 1.01%
Families 0.58% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

North Bethesda, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Bethesda 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 # 19 97th
Population Density1 # 47 91st
Diversity Index2 # 74 86th
Median Household Income # 99 81st
Per Capita Income # 29 95th

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