Gaithersburg, MD 20879 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20879: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Acceptable Alternative
Montgomery Village, MD 20879
Montgomry Vlg, MD 20879

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,099
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,646
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,949
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.178, Longitude -77.194
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 26,476
Population in Households 26,349
Population in Familes 21,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density1 3,520
Diversity Index2 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,749
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 6,292
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,331 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,418 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 370 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $315,460
Average Home Value $349,060
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $88,770
Average Household Income $101,946
Per Capita Income $33,863
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.92%
Households 0.46% 0.8%
Families 0.31% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Gaithersburg, MD 20879 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20879 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 # 94 80th
Population Density1 # 68 85th
Diversity Index2 # 14 97th
Median Household Income # 162 65th
Per Capita Income # 244 47th

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