Silver Spring, MD 20902 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20902: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Acceptable Alternative
Wheaton, MD 20902

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 867
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,531
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 5,024
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.037, Longitude -77.05
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Silver Spring, MD 20902 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 52,915
Population in Households 52,511
Population in Familes 41,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 404
Population Density1 6,958
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 17,404
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 11,859
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 18,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,934 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,470 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 834 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $377,235
Average Home Value $389,713


Median Household Income $77,931
Average Household Income $100,957
Per Capita Income $33,484
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.15%
Households 0.79% 1.03%
Families 0.6% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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 20902 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20902 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 # 13 97th
Population Density1 # 24 95th
Diversity Index2 # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 209 54th
Per Capita Income # 249 45th

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