Forest Glen, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Forest Glen, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Forest Glen Census Designated Place had a population of 6,906 as of July 1, 2017. Forest Glen ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Forest Glen is located at latitude 39.0189 and longitude -77.0451 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Forest Glen Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 315 feet.

The Forest Glen Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389096) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Forest Glen Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Forest Glen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Forest Glen, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,906
Daytime Population: Workers 4,416
Daytime Population: Residents 3,174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 6,831
Population in Familes 5,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 6,777
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $82,619
Average Household Income $105,241
Per Capita Income $41,556


Total Housing Units 2,774 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,736 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 974 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 2.3%)
Median Home Value $425,075
Average Home Value $427,952


Total Households 2,710
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,637
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.69%
Households 0.49% 0.58%
Families 0.45% 0.48%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Forest Glen, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forest Glen to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 165 68th
Population Density # 22 96th
Diversity Index # 36 93rd
Median Household Income # 185 64th
Per Capita Income # 140 73rd

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