North Potomac, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Potomac, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Potomac Census Designated Place had a population of 25,611 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.0968 and longitude -77.2385 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the North Potomac Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 25,611
Daytime Population: Workers 3,487
Daytime Population: Residents 11,995
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,482
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 25,592
Population in Familes 23,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 3,920
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $158,097
Average Household Income $188,268
Per Capita Income $61,622


Total Housing Units 8,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,883 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,496 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 0.8%)
Median Home Value $656,149
Average Home Value $684,792


Total Households 8,379
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 7,134
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% 0.72%
Households 0.57% 0.64%
Families 0.53% 0.6%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

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, 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 # 53 90th
Population Density # 91 83rd
Diversity Index # 87 83rd
Median Household Income # 19 97th
Per Capita Income # 31 94th

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