Silver Spring, MD 20906 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 20906: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Acceptable Alternative
Aspen Hill, MD 20906

Not Acceptable, USPS
Glenmont, MD 20906
Leisure World, MD 20906
Norbeck, MD 20906
Wheaton, MD 20906

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 435
  • Single Family Addresses: 14,890
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 11,074
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.081, Longitude -77.057
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Silver Spring, MD 20906 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 68,037
Population in Households 67,366
Population in Familes 51,989
Population in Group Qrtrs 671
Population Density1 5,434
Diversity Index2 86


Total Households 24,874
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 15,551
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,241 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,633 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,763 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $331,255
Average Home Value $355,754


Median Household Income $71,754
Average Household Income $92,547
Per Capita Income $34,149
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.08%
Households 0.63% 0.91%
Families 0.56% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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 20906 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20906 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 # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 36 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 9 98th
Median Household Income # 242 47th
Per Capita Income # 240 47th

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