Sandy Spring, MD 20860 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20860: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 79
  • Single Family Addresses: 594
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 107
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.15, Longitude -77.027
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sandy Spring, MD 20860 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,603
Population in Households 3,461
Population in Familes 3,066
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 936
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 1,216
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 920
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 927 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $775,829
Average Home Value $759,709


Median Household Income $126,624
Average Household Income $167,507
Per Capita Income $57,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.54% 1.6%
Households 1.31% 1.48%
Families 1.27% 1.44%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Sandy Spring, MD 20860 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20860 to the other 455 ZIP Codes 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 # 264 42nd
Population Density1 # 160 65th
Diversity Index2 # 83 82nd
Median Household Income # 33 93rd
Per Capita Income # 36 92nd

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