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The Town of Washington Grove had a population of 543 as of July 1, 2021. Washington Grove ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Washington Grove is located at latitude 39.1398 and longitude -77.1753 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Washington Grove encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 518 feet.

The Town of Washington Grove has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Washington Grove is located within District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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Washington Grove, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 543 (100%)
Population in Households 543 (100.0%)
Population in Families 457 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,625
Diversity Index2 83


Median Household Income $104,043
Average Household Income $132,282
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $45,427
Wealth Index5 144


Total HU (Housing Units) 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $463,077
Average Home Value $494,963
Housing Affordability Index3 146


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.19% 0.0%
Households -0.2% -0.18%
Families 0.44% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
Owner Occupied HU   0.74%

Washington Grove, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washington Grove to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 364 30th
Population Density # 229 56th
Median Household Income # 133 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 241 47th
Per Capita Income # 169 68th
Diversity Index # 27 95th

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