North Bethesda, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Bethesda, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Bethesda Census Designated Place had a population of 48,455 as of July 1, 2017. North Bethesda 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 North Bethesda is located at latitude 39.0368 and longitude -77.1203 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the North Bethesda Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 394 feet.

The North Bethesda Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389566) 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 North Bethesda Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Bethesda 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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North Bethesda, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48,455
Daytime Population: Workers 49,668
Daytime Population: Residents 20,644
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 70,312
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 47,323
Population in Familes 33,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,132
Population Density2 5,464
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $104,337
Average Household Income $142,247
Per Capita Income $63,967


Total Housing Units 22,589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,600 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,836 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,153 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $542,591
Average Home Value $584,254


Total Households 21,436
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 11,331
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 1.42% 1.21%
Households 1.29% 1.09%
Families 1.11% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

North Bethesda, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Bethesda 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 # 19 97th
Population Density # 47 91st
Diversity Index # 74 86th
Median Household Income # 94 82nd
Per Capita Income # 29 95th

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