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North Bethesda, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Bethesda Census Designated Place had a population of 49,136 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.0446 and longitude -77.1189 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the North Bethesda Census Designated Place 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.


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North Bethesda, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 49,136 (100%)
Population in Households 48,031 (97.8%)
Population in Families 33,607 (68.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,105 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 5,541
Diversity Index2 68
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $110,760
Average Household Income $157,540
% of Income for Mortgage4 22%
Per Capita Income $71,166
Wealth Index5 192
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 23,267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,422 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,681 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,164 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $576,042
Average Home Value $641,891
Housing Affordability Index3 109
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 22,103
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 11,545
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.14% 0.9%
Households 1.21% 0.86%
Families 0.97% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.59%

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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, 2020 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 # 43 92nd
Median Household Income # 98 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 87 17th
Per Capita Income # 29 95th
Diversity Index # 73 86th

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