Bethesda, MD 20816 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20816: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bethesda, MD 20816

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 258
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,167
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,418
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.958, Longitude -77.116
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Bethesda, MD 20816 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,967
Population in Households 16,915
Population in Familes 14,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 4,786
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 6,546
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,612
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,212 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,334 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $912,873
Average Home Value $918,990


Median Household Income $184,091
Average Household Income $240,295
Per Capita Income $92,819
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.76%
Households 0.5% 0.62%
Families 0.42% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Bethesda, MD 20816 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20816 to the other 456 ZIP Codes 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 # 137 70th
Population Density1 # 48 90th
Diversity Index2 # 242 47th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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