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Population in 2010: 60,858. Population change since 2000: +10.1%
Males: 28,777  (47.3%)
Females: 32,081  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, 20895.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $138,863 (it was $99,102 in 2000)
Bethesda:

$138,863
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $82,041

Bethesda CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $779,025 (it was $374,400 in 2000)
Bethesda:

$779,025
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $831,626; Detached houses: $928,477; Townhouses or other attached units: $564,491; In 2-unit structures: $596,653; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $199,680; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $392,080; Mobile homes: $1,193,307

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,832.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 20814, 20816, 20817.

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  • White alone - 46,666 (78.3%)
  • Asian alone - 5,312 (8.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4,683 (7.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,461 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1,303 (2.2%)
  • Other race alone - 148 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bethesda: 126.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (10.9%), Irish (10.1%), English (9.0%), Russian (5.6%), Italian (4.2%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 303 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles.

Population density: 4,630 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Bethesda:

  • High school or higher: 98.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 83.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 53.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethesda CDP:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 6.6%

13,308 residents are foreign born (7.7% Europe, 7.2% Asia).

This place:  22.3%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Bethesda, Maryland as of December 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Bethesda to the number of sex offenders is 5,072 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,834 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,618 (0.9%)

Bethesda satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (7.3 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (126.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Somerset, MD (1.3 miles ), Chevy Chase, MD (1.3 miles ), Glen Echo, MD (1.4 miles ), Friendship Heights Village, MD (1.4 miles ), Friendship Village, MD (1.4 miles ), Chevy Chase Section Five, MD (1.4 miles ), Chevy Chase Village, MD (1.5 miles ), Brookmont, MD (1.5 miles ).

Latitude: 38.98 N, Longitude: 77.11 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +48,601 (+81.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 9,401 (30.1%)

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.3%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (31%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Lawyers (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Lawyers (6%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (4%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bethesda-area historical tornado activity is above Maryland state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.3 miles away from the Bethesda place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bethesda-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from Bethesda center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 93.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Bethesda center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ed Brubaker - Writer, Michael Cerveris - Film actor, Trace Armstrong - College football player, Jo Ann Emerson - Politician, Mike Brey - Basketball player-coach, Lisa Loeb - (born 1968), musician, singer-songwriter, Brian Hinman - Businessman, Brian McComas - Country singer, Robert Gordon (musician) - Male singer, Gordon Douglas Yntema - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Bethesda: Gordon Douglas Yntema.

Main business address for: AMERICAN CAPITAL STRATEGIES LTD , COSTAR GROUP INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC /MD/ (HOTELS & MOTELS), HOST MARRIOTT L P (HOTELS & MOTELS), HOST MARRIOTT CORP/ (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), EAGLE BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), COVENTRY HEALTH CARE INC (HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICE PLANS), SBM CERTIFICATE CO and 8 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Bethesda:

  • BMA - BETHESDA (Dialysis Facility, 6420 ROCKLEDGE DR)
  • US RENAL CARE - CHEVY CHASE (Dialysis Facility, 3 BETHESDA METRO CENTER STE B005)
  • PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES OF MARYLAND (Home Health Center, 10114 MOTOR CITY DRIVE, SUITE 300)
  • SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 8600 OLD GEORGETOWN RD)
  • BETHESDA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 5721 GROSVENOR LANE)
  • CARRIAGE HILL BETHESDA (Nursing Home, 5215 CEDAR LANE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - BETHESDA (Nursing Home, 6530 DEMOCRACY BOULEVARD)
  • MAPLEWOOD PARK PLACE (Nursing Home, 9707 OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD)
  • SUBURBAN HOSPITAL SKILLED NSG (Nursing Home, 8600 OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Bethesda, MD

Heliports located in Bethesda:

Amtrak stations near Bethesda:

  • 8 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: ALEXANDRIA (110 CALLAHAN DR.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Bethesda:

  • DeVry University-Maryland (Full-time enrollment: 38; Location: 4550 Montgomery Ave, Suite 100 North; Private, for-profit; Website: www.devry.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethesda:

  • American University (about 4 miles; Washington, DC; Full-time enrollment: 9,447)
  • University of the District of Columbia (about 4 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 2,279)
  • Marymount University (about 6 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 2,399)
  • Georgetown University (about 6 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 13,461)
  • Howard University (about 7 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,608)
  • George Washington University (about 7 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • Strayer University (about 7 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 8,195)

Public high schools in Bethesda:

Private high schools in Bethesda:

  • STONE RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACRED HEART (Students: 695; Location: 9101 ROCKVILLE PIKE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LANDON SCHOOL (Students: 678; Location: 6101 WILSON LN; Grades: 3 - 12; Boys only)
  • HOLTON-ARMS SCHOOL (Students: 656; Location: 7303 RIVER RD; Grades: 3 - 12; Girls only)
  • WASHINGTON WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 4800 SANGAMORE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • AVALON SCHOOL, THE (Students: 209; Location: 7000 RADNOR RD; Grades: 3 - 12; Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Bethesda:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Bethesda:

  • NORWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 534; Location: 8821 RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JANE DE CHANTAL SCHOOL (Students: 511; Location: 9525 OLD GEORGETOWN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WASHINGTON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 5600 LITTLE FALLS PKWY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE WOODS ACADEMY (Students: 301; Location: 6801 GREENTREE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE FLOWER SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 5601 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MATER DEI SCHOOL INC (Students: 220; Location: 9600 SEVEN LOCKS RD; Grades: 1 - 8; Boys only)
  • ST BARTHOLOMEWS SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 6900 RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NIH PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN (Students: 153; Location: 9000 ROCKVILLE PIKE BLDG 64; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE PRIMARY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 7300 RIVER RD; Grades: PK - 2)
  • BETHESDA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 7500 HONEYWELL LN; Grades: PK - KG)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School should be added to the list of public high schools in Bethesda, MD. added by a B-CC parent
  • The major public high school is Bethesda Chevy Chase HS on East West Highway in Bethesda. It has a national reputation. President Kennedy, among other presidents, addressed the graduation class.
  • You omit Bethesda Chevy Chase High School from your list of high schools. It is the most central high school in Bethesda, located in the middle of downtown Bethesda.

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Notable locations in Bethesda: The Shops at Sumner Place (A), Kenwood Country Club (B), Bethesda Metro Station (C), Friendship Heights Subway Station (D), Medical Center Metro Station (E), Burning Tree Country Club (F), National Institutes of Health Fire Department Station 51 (G), Boy Scouts of America Headquarters (H), Bethesda Fire Department Station 20 (I), Bethesda Library (J), Little Falls Library (K), Bethesda Annex Police Station (L), Bethesda Fire Department Station 6 (M), Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Rescue 1 (N), Glen Echo Volunteer Fire Department Station 11 (O), National Library of Medicine (P), Bethesda Regional Library (Q), Maplewood Park Place Assisted Living Center (R), National Institutes of Health (S), Eckankar Reading Room (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Chevy Chase Shopping Center (1), Bethesda Square Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bethesda include: Concord Church (A), Saint Dunstans Episcopal Church (B), Bethesda United Methodist Church (C), Self Revelation Church (D), Our Lady of Lourdes Church (E), Bethesda First Baptist Church (F), Bethesda Presbyterian Church (G), Briggs Memorial Baptist Church (H), Christ Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Stone Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bulls Run (A), Willett Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bethesda include: Wyngate Woods Park (1), Fernwood Park (2), Bradley Hills Park (3), Merrimack Park (4), Ayrlawn Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Montgomery County - Libraries- Administrative Headquarters- Little F (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5501 Mass Avenue), Montgomery County Public Libraries - Little Falls (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5501 Massachusetts Avenue), Costabile Associates (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4720 Montgomery Lane), Montgomery County Public Libraries - Kensington Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4201 Knowles Avenue), Montgomery County - Libraries- Administrative Headquarters (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6400 Democracy Boulevard), Montgomery County Government - Libraries- Branch Libraries and Services- Little F (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 5501 Massachusetts Avenue), Tanks For Your Business (Aquariums; 4938 Hampden Lane), Ratner Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 10001 Old Georgetown Road), Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commissn - Montgomery County Department of P (Nature Centers; 7801 Democracy Boulevard).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Washington Dulles Airport (45440 Holiday Drive), Regency Caterers by Hyatt (1 Bethesda Metro Centre), Hospitality Partners (7101 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 610), Bethesda Residence Inn (7335 Wisconsin Avenue), Host Marriott Services (6903 Rockledge Drive), Equity Residential Properties (4733 Bethesda Avenue Suite 400), Green Earth Travel (6505 Democracy Boulevard), Host Marriott Corporation (6903 Rockledge Drive Suite 1500), Holiday Inn (8120 Wisconsin Avenue).

Courts: Murphy Charlotte P Judge Trial Us Court Of Claims - Res (8017 Park), Goodrich George Herbert Judge Hon Superior Court Of The District - Res (6003 Corbin).

 
Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.1. This is about average.
City:

33.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.505. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.505
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.26. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.26
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 15.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.4
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.6
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00247. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00247
U.S.:

0.02218

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bethesda and their reported violations in the past:

MARYLAND MANOR M.H.P. (Address: 4913 HAMPDEN LANE , Population served: 810, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2003 and SEP-17-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2004)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.5%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.1% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.8% for other race residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bethesda, MD

People in group quarters in Bethesda in 2010:

  • 297 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 214 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 53 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 51 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
  • 42 people in college/university student housing
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Bethesda in 2000:

  • 394 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 152 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 44 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 44 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 28 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Bethesda compared to Maryland state average:

Bethesda, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Bethesda (2011 data):

  • Capital One, National Association: 10 branches. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Bethesda Office Center Branch, Wildwood Manor Branch, Westwood Branch, Sumner Place Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Wildwood Branch, Bethesda Montgomery Court Branch, Little Falls Branch, Bethesda Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Westlake Crossing, Bethesda Branch, Bethesda North Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Bank: Community Branch, Bethesda Metro, Kenwood Branch. Info updated 2007/08/13: Bank assets: $3,634.1 mil, Deposits: $2,729.4 mil, headquarters in Fairfax, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 57 total offices, Holding Company: United Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: River Road Branch, Bethesda Branch, Democracy Boulevard Branch. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: One Bethesda Center Branch, Wildwood Branch, Woodmont Triangle Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Presidential Bank, FSB: Www.Presidential.com Branch at 4520 East-West Hwy, branch established on 2010/07/01; Presidential Bank, Fsb at 4520 East-West Highway, branch established on 1985/04/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $548.4 mil, Deposits: $497.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Sandy Spring Bank: Wildwood Branch at 10329 Old Georgetown Road, branch established on 1966/01/01; Bethesda Branch at 7126 Wisconsin Avenue, branch established on 1983/06/28. Info updated 2007/07/17: Bank assets: $3,709.4 mil, Deposits: $2,664.0 mil, headquarters in Olney, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.
  • 16 other banks with 16 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethesda, Maryland:

  • Marriott Suites Bethesda, 6711 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817 , Phone: (301) 897-5600, Fax: (301) 493-8277
  • Bethesda Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks HL Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 , Phone: (301) 897-9400, Fax: (301) 897-0192
  • Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro CTR, Bethesda, MD 20814 , Phone: (301) 657-1234
  • Manor Inn, 1761 Regents Park Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 , Phone: (301) 656-0100
  • Residence Inn By Marriott, 7335 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 , Phone: (301) 718-0200, Fax: (301) 718-0679
  • Clarion Hotel Bethesda Park, 8400 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 , Phone: (301) 654-1000, Fax: (301) 986-1715
  • Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center-Bethes, 8120 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 , Phone: (301) 652-2000, Fax: (301) 664-7317
  • Bethesda Court Hotel, 7740 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 , Phone: (301) 656-2100, Fax: (301) 986-0375
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Bethesda, Maryland

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bethesda travel time to work - commute


Bethesda mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (70%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Bethesda CDP (based on Montgomery County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.66%
Here52.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionMuslim Estimate
Adherents40.3%18.2%7.2%6.4%4.0%
Congregations6.8%6.6%11.2%11.7%1.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents3.2%3.2%2.7%2.1%12.7%
Congregations5.5%4.6%5.5%4.9%41.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 203
Montgomery County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
Montgomery County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 134
Here:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Here:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

6.7%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

7.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
Maryland average:

7.95%

0.44% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,481 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.44%
Maryland average:

0.25%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.31% ($37,903 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.81% ($69,713)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.37% ($66,045)


8.63% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($63,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.63%
Maryland average:

8.13%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,609 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.24%
Maryland average:

0.13%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.24% ($37,929 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.72% ($59,976)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.68% ($63,918)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bethesda:

  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WZHF (1390 AM; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WCTN (950 AM; 3 kW; POTOMAC-CABIN JOHN, MD; Owner: SEVEN LOCKS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bethesda:

  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)

TV broadcast stations around Bethesda:

  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Bethesda fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total costs: $998,000
Total average daily traffic: 146,972
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,161
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 165,424

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bethesda, MD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Bethesda)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Bethesda, MD)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 340 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bethesda)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Bethesda)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 64 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED102$522,776718$517,8672,931$450,78275$285,5250$0131$328,232
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$611,23341$615,917175$471,6089$116,2710$013$395,622
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$422,75960$537,131413$533,78525$391,9351$144,64026$391,722
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$501,878111$531,104442$473,74916$270,3040$021$334,849
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$587,00016$547,253111$418,5802$387,1100$05$337,254

Detailed mortgage data for all 16 tracts in Bethesda, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$391,52611$444,8210$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$457,4424$523,2031$414,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$486,8894$322,6430$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$158,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$626,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 153
  • Hazardous Condition: 318
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Bethesda


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bethesda, MD

Most common first names in Bethesda, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary35882.4 years
John30478.0 years
William25077.0 years
Robert24676.8 years
James18676.9 years
Margaret18181.9 years
Helen18183.6 years
Dorothy16183.1 years
Elizabeth14481.2 years
Joseph13978.3 years
Most common last names in Bethesda, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8179.3 years
Johnson5781.3 years
Brown5181.7 years
Miller4981.8 years
Jones4181.5 years
Williams3877.5 years
Cohen3581.6 years
Davis3178.9 years
Wilson3080.3 years
Anderson2977.3 years
Businesses in Bethesda, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3J. Jill1
ALDO1J.Crew1
AT&T3JoS. A. Bank1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Jones New York4
Abercrombie Kids1Journeys1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture1
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Apple Store2Marriott3
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Bakers1McDonald's4
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Bebe1New Balance5
Bentleymotors.Com1Nike5
Brookstone1Nordstrom1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
CVS5Pac Sun1
Cache1Panda Express1
Caribou Coffee2Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chipotle2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Clarks1Quiznos2
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack3
Curves1Rite Aid1
DHL3Safeway2
Dairy Queen1Sears2
Domino's Pizza2Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts2Soma Intimates1
Express1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx30Starbucks7
Finish Line1Subway4
Foot Locker1The Limited1
Forever 211Torrid1
GNC4Trader Joe's1
GameStop1True Value3
Gap1UPS30
Gymboree1Vans4
H&R Block2Verizon Wireless2
Haagen-Dazs2Victoria's Secret1
Hollister Co.1Vons2
Home Depot1Whole Foods Market1
Hot Topic1YMCA2
Hyatt1
Browse common businesses in Bethesda, MD


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  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 (20816) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #40 (20816) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #47 (20817) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Eastern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #49 (20817) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Senegalese first ancestries"
  • #58 (20814) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #61 (20814) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #62 (20895) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ethiopian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #98 (20814) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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