Bethesda, MD 20816 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20816: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Bethesda, MD 20816

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.958, Longitude -77.116
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 252
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 6,596
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,417
    • Single Family Addresses: 5,179

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Bethesda, MD 20816 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,967
Daytime Population: Workers 4,001
Daytime Population: Residents 8,647
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,648
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 16,915
Population in Familes 14,288
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 4,786
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $184,091
Average Household Income $240,295
Per Capita Income $92,819


Total Housing Units 6,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,212 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,334 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $912,873
Average Home Value $918,990


Total Households 6,546
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,612
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 0.68% 0.76%
Households 0.5% 0.62%
Families 0.42% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

Bethesda, MD 20816 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20816 to the other 456 ZIP Codes 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 # 137 70th
Population Density # 48 90th
Diversity Index # 242 47th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 5 99th

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