Potomac, MD 20854 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20854: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Potomac, MD 20854

Acceptable Alternative
Rockville, MD 20854

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.029, Longitude -77.241
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 405
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 17,260
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 407
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,853

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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  1. 20854 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 20854 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  3. Maryland Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Potomac, MD 20854 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Potomac, MD 20854 Housing Affordability Index is 107
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Potomac, MD 20854 Wealth Index is 435
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 51,335
Population in Households 50,836
Population in Families 47,259
Population in Group Qrtrs 499
Population Density 1,492
Diversity Index1 57
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $200,001
Average Household Income $276,131
Per Capita Income $93,302
Wealth Index3 435

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 17,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,618 (88.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,725 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 385 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $925,750
Housing Affordability Index2 107
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,343
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 15,017
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.34% 0.29%
Households 0.34% 0.21%
Families 0.31% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.0%
Per Capita Income   0.94%

Potomac, MD 20854 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20854 to the other 461 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 16 97th
Population Density # 130 72nd
Diversity Index # 120 74th
Median Household Income # 1 100th
Per Capita Income # 6 99th

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