Silver Spring, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Silver Spring, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Silver Spring Census Designated Place had a population of 78,310 as of July 1, 2018. Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring is located at latitude 39.0024 and longitude -77.0208 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Silver Spring Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

The Silver Spring Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390301) 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 Silver Spring Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Silver Spring: Silver Springs Station.

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Silver Spring, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 78,310
Population in Households 77,931
Population in Familes 54,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 379
Population Density2 9,921
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $75,851
Average Household Income $102,895
Per Capita Income $41,886


Total Housing Units 33,527 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,350 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,405 (60.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,771 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $463,663
Average Home Value $499,420


Total Households 31,756
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 16,963
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 1.12% 1.14%
Households 1.28% 1.28%
Families 0.95% 1.03%
Median Household Income   3.02%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Silver Spring, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Spring 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 # 4 99th
Population Density # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 22 96th
Median Household Income # 230 56th
Per Capita Income # 156 70th

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