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North Potomac, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Potomac Census Designated Place had a population of 25,132 as of July 1, 2019. North Potomac 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 Potomac is located at latitude 39.0829 and longitude -77.265 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the North Potomac Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 256 feet.

The North Potomac Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389581) 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 Potomac Census Designated Place is located within District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.


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North Potomac, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

North Potomac, MD Housing Affordability Index is 118
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
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.

WEALTH INDEX

North Potomac, MD Wealth Index is 297
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 25,132
Population in Households 25,113
Population in Families 23,411
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density 3,853
Diversity Index1 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $162,362
Average Household Income $199,335
Per Capita Income $65,515
Wealth Index3 297

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,760 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,500 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 0.9%)
Median Home Value $667,513
Housing Affordability Index2 118
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,260
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 7,027
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.32% 0.32%
Households 0.29% 0.22%
Families 0.25% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

North Potomac, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Potomac to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 54 90th
Population Density # 92 82nd
Diversity Index # 88 83rd
Median Household Income # 17 97th
Per Capita Income # 34 94th

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