Silver Spring, MD 20901 ZIP Code Profile

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Silver Spring, MD | Takoma Park, MD

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ZIP Code 20901: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Acceptable Alternative
Takoma Park, MD 20901

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 350
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,660
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,314
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.018, Longitude -77.008
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Neighborhood Data

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Silver Spring, MD 20901 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,242
Population in Households 37,109
Population in Familes 29,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 6,525
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 12,854
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 8,705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,625 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,229 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 720 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $418,472
Average Home Value $430,099


Median Household Income $93,081
Average Household Income $110,007
Per Capita Income $38,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.68%
Households 0.03% 0.47%
Families -0.03% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.1%
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.

Silver Spring, MD 20901 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20901 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 # 51 89th
Population Density1 # 28 94th
Diversity Index2 # 17 96th
Median Household Income # 144 69th
Per Capita Income # 189 59th

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