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Silver Spring, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Silver Spring Census Designated Place had a population of 76,233 as of July 1, 2016. Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring is located at latitude 39.0024 and longitude -77.0208 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Silver Spring Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

The Silver Spring Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390301) 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 Silver Spring Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring: Silver Springs Station.

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


Total Population 76,233
Population in Households 75,857
Population in Familes 53,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 376
Population Density1 9,658
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 30,427
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 16,330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 32,473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,112 (34.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,316 (59.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,046 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $462,036
Average Home Value $491,075


Median Household Income $69,018
Average Household Income $96,600
Per Capita Income $38,720
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.23%
Households 0.99% 1.21%
Families 0.65% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.

Silver Spring, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Spring 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 # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 6 99th
Diversity Index2 # 20 96th
Median Household Income # 235 55th
Per Capita Income # 160 69th

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