Leisure World, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 8,749.
Males: 3,331  (38.1%)
Females: 5,418  (61.9%)
Median resident age:

75.9 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $103,235
Leisure World:

$103,235
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $51,083

Leisure World CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $477,800
Leisure World:

$477,800
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $585,971; detached houses: $696,414; townhouses or other attached units: $386,090; in 2-unit structures: $224,510; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,619; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,854; mobile homes: $56,690

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,559.

March 2019 cost of living index in Leisure World: 178.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.7%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.7% for Black residents, 1.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.7% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Leisure World, MD (2017)
    • 5,67859.7%White alone
    • 1,84319.4%Black alone
    • 8168.6%Asian alone
    • 6977.3%Hispanic
    • 1811.9%Other race alone
    • 1021.1%Two or more races
    • 500.5%American Indian alone
    • 70.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Leisure World detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: Irish (7.1%), American (6.0%), Italian (4.9%), English (4.5%), German (3.9%), Polish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

2,433 residents are foreign born (8.0% Latin America, 4.4% Africa, 4.1% Europe).

This place:

25.6%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,188 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,530 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aspen Hill, MD (1.2 miles , pop. 50,228).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (13.5 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (119.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Rossmoor, MD (0.3 miles ),
Aspen Hill, MD (1.1 miles ),
Layhill, MD (1.2 miles ),
Glenmont, MD (1.8 miles ),
Olney, MD (1.8 miles ),
Wheaton-Glenmont, MD (1.9 miles ),
Colesville, MD (2.0 miles ),
North Kensington, MD (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.10 N, Longitude: 77.07 W

Distribution of median household income in Leisure World, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Leisure World, MD in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Maryland:

3.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.9. This is worse than average.

City:

90.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.260. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.260
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.7. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.504. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.504
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.58
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Leisure World-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/24/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Leisure World place center killed 2 people and injured 55 people and caused $101 million in damages.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 tornado 13.0 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leisure World-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from Leisure World center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.9 miles away from Leisure World center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 114.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 276.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 363.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Leisure World:

  • BEDFORD COURT HEALTHCARE CENT. (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SILVER SPRING, MD)
  • LAYHILL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SILVER SPRING, MD)
  • BEL PRE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; SILVER SPRING, MD)
  • RANDOLPH HILLS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WHEATON, MD)
  • FRIENDS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SANDY SPRING, MD)
  • MEDSTAR MONTGOMERY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; OLNEY, MD)
  • MONTGOMERY GEN HOSP TCC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OLNEY, MD)

Amtrak stations near Leisure World:

  • 5 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.
  • 15 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.
  • 16 miles: NEW CARROLLTON (4300 GARDEN CITY DR.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leisure World:

  • Montgomery College (about 5 miles; Rockville, MD; Full-time enrollment: 17,999)
  • University of Maryland-University College (about 11 miles; Adelphi, MD; FT enrollment: 25,040)
  • University of Maryland-College Park (about 11 miles; College Park, MD; FT enrollment: 32,734)
  • University of the District of Columbia (about 12 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • American University (about 12 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)
  • Catholic University of America (about 13 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 5,365)
  • Howard Community College (about 13 miles; Columbia, MD; FT enrollment: 6,528)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Leisure World: Rossmore Leisure World Golf Course (A), Kensington Volunteer Fire Department Station 25 (B), Layhill Center Nursing Home (C), Grace House Assisted Living Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Leisure World: Saint Matthews United Presbyterian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Leisure World: Aquarius Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.5 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

34.8%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
40 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Leisure World:

Marital status in Leisure World, MD
  • Never married: 13.9%
  • Now married: 43.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 27.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Leisure World:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Leisure World
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leisure World, MD (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic122,56939
Evangelical Protestant104,377319
Mainline Protestant73,637186
Other70,946153
Orthodox9,88914
Black Protestant3,18922
None587,170-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Montgomery County:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

19.9%
State:

15.5%

6.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($77,283 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,842 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.11%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.04% ($45,199 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.73% ($112,324)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.29% ($78,625)


7.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($87,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,904 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.16%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.00% ($45,435 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.72% ($92,766)
to Frederick County, MD  0.44% ($72,920)

Strongest AM radio stations in Leisure World:

  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leisure World:

  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIHT (99.5 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)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Leisure World:

  • 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.)
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leisure World, MD
  • 72.4%Electricity
  • 25.7%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leisure World, MD
  • 83.9%Electricity
  • 15.5%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Leisure World compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Leisure World on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest residents"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ghana (population 500+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 1,000+"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Bolivia (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ethiopia (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Western Africa (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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