Bethesda, MD 20814 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Bethesda, MD 20814

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,079
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,144
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,646
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.999, Longitude -77.104
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Bethesda, MD 20814 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20814 to the other 441 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 86 81st
Population Density1 # 32 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 151 66th
Median Household Income # 74 83rd
Per Capita Income # 18 96th

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Bethesda, MD 20814 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 27,813
Population in Households 27,256
Population in Familes 18,386
Population in Group Qrtrs 557
Population Density1 5,967
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 13,187
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 6,375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,969 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,218 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,149 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $678,679
Average Home Value $719,192


Median Household Income $108,614
Average Household Income $141,156
Per Capita Income $67,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.66% 0.91%
Households 0.6% 0.91%
Families 0.25% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.47%
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.

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