Sandy Spring, MD 20860 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20860: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.15, Longitude -77.027
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 78
  • PO Box Addresses: 25
  • Residential Addresses: 694
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 82
    • Single Family Addresses: 612

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: July 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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Sandy Spring, MD 20860 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,889 (100%)
Population in Households 2,771 (95.9%)
Population in Families 2,459 (85.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 118 ( 4.1%)
Population Density 790
Diversity Index2 63
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $153,991
Average Household Income $196,711
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $66,851
Wealth Index5 300
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 766 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $661,985
Average Home Value $733,518
Housing Affordability Index3 148
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 981
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 744
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.34% 0.3%
Households 0.24% 0.16%
Families 0.24% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
Owner Occupied HU   0.36%

Sandy Spring, MD 20860 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20860 to the other 457 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 281 39th
Population Density # 176 62nd
Median Household Income # 27 94th
Housing Affordability Index # 170 37th
Per Capita Income # 37 92nd
Diversity Index # 85 82nd

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