Silver Spring, MD 20902 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 20902: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Acceptable Alternative
Wheaton, MD 20902

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Montgomery County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.037, Longitude -77.05
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 861
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 17,592
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 4,804
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,788

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

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Silver Spring, MD 20902 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 53,881
Daytime Population: Workers 12,517
Daytime Population: Residents 25,019
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,536
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 53,437
Population in Familes 42,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 444
Population Density2 6,874
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $78,452
Average Household Income $102,426
Per Capita Income $34,015


Total Housing Units 18,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,104 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,631 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 645 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $380,121
Average Home Value $396,967


Total Households 17,735
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 12,058
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.05% 0.96%
Households 0.92% 0.87%
Families 0.73% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Silver Spring, MD 20902 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20902 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 # 12 98th
Population Density # 27 94th
Diversity Index # 8 98th
Median Household Income # 215 53rd
Per Capita Income # 255 44th

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