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The North Potomac CDP(1) had a population of 24,063 as of July 1, 2022. 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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North Potomac, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 24,063 (100%)
Population in Households 24,056 (100.0%)
Population in Families 22,413 (93.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 3,690
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $199,886
Average Household Income $242,502
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $82,497
Wealth Index5 324


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,416 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,792 (80.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,394 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $717,352
Average Home Value $748,123
Housing Affordability Index3 126


Total Households 8,186
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 6,913
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.51% 0.16%
Households 0.44% 0.11%
Families   0.11%
Median Household Income   0.01%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

North Potomac, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Potomac to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 62 89th
Population Density # 104 81st
Median Household Income # 21 96th
Housing Affordability Index # 280 52nd
Per Capita Income # 30 95th
Diversity Index # 103 81st

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