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: 86
  • PO Box Addresses: 24
  • Residential Addresses: 704
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 105
    • Single Family Addresses: 599

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

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Sandy Spring, MD 20860 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,018
Daytime Population: Workers 1,623
Daytime Population: Residents 1,589
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,212
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 2,900
Population in Familes 2,569
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 762
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $133,045
Average Household Income $176,979
Per Capita Income $60,010


Total Housing Units 1,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 771 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 228 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $770,833
Average Home Value $765,921


Total Households 999
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 757
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 1.25% 1.23%
Households 1.08% 1.17%
Families 1.03% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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

The table below compares 20860 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 # 275 40th
Population Density # 173 62nd
Diversity Index # 86 81st
Median Household Income # 29 94th
Per Capita Income # 35 93rd

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