Germantown, MD 20874 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20874: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Germantown, MD 20874

Acceptable Alternative
Darnestown, MD 20874

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 657
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,045
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,569
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.168, Longitude -77.268
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Germantown, MD 20874 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 59,541
Population in Households 59,523
Population in Familes 48,894
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 2,446
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 21,700
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 14,815
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,752 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,307 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,393 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,052 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $311,966
Average Home Value $363,497


Median Household Income $87,664
Average Household Income $102,993
Per Capita Income $37,547
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.88%
Households 0.29% 0.7%
Families 0.22% 0.66%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Germantown, MD 20874 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20874 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 97 79th
Diversity Index2 # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 168 63rd
Per Capita Income # 197 57th

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