Silver Spring, MD 20903 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20903: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Silver Spring, MD 20903

Not Acceptable, USPS
Hillandale, MD 20903

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 223
  • Single Family Addresses: 3,585
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,528
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.013, Longitude -76.981
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 20903 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Montgomery, Prince George's).

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Silver Spring, MD 20903 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,717
Population in Households 22,638
Population in Familes 17,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 5,865
Diversity Index2 92


Total Households 6,511
Average Household Size 3.48
Family Households 4,721
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,536 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,975 (58.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $350,693
Average Home Value $372,950


Median Household Income $58,063
Average Household Income $78,194
Per Capita Income $22,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 1.09%
Households 0.83% 0.92%
Families 0.75% 0.85%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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 20903 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20903 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 # 113 75th
Population Density1 # 32 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 323 29th
Per Capita Income # 407 11th

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