Silver Spring, MD 20905 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20905: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Silver Spring, MD 20905

Acceptable Alternative
Colesville, MD 20905

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 85
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,096
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.102, Longitude -76.991
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Silver Spring, MD 20905 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,077
Population in Households 17,986
Population in Familes 16,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density1 1,323
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 5,745
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 4,810
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,118 (87.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 627 (10.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $541,957
Average Home Value $581,277


Median Household Income $124,359
Average Household Income $159,496
Per Capita Income $50,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.73%
Households 0.24% 0.6%
Families 0.19% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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 20905 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20905 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 # 130 72nd
Population Density1 # 136 70th
Diversity Index2 # 29 94th
Median Household Income # 37 92nd
Per Capita Income # 61 87th

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