North Potomac, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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North Potomac, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Potomac Census Designated Place had a population of 25,207 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

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North Potomac, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,207
Population in Households 25,188
Population in Familes 23,529
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 3,858
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $159,452
Average Household Income $191,686
Per Capita Income $62,856


Total Housing Units 8,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,781 (81.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,481 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 1.0%)
Median Home Value $670,979
Average Home Value $698,352


Total Households 8,262
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 7,035
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.48%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families 0.29% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

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, 2018 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 # 92 82nd
Diversity Index # 88 83rd
Median Household Income # 19 97th
Per Capita Income # 34 94th

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