Potomac, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 44,965.
Population change since 2000: +0.3%
Males: 21,818  (48.5%)
Females: 23,147  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

47.6 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 20854.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $186,031 (it was $128,936 in 2000)
Potomac:

$186,031
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $92,871 (it was $64,875 in 2000)

Potomac CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $996,438 (it was $439,200 in 2000)
Potomac:

$996,438
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $748,776; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $350,349

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,876.

March 2019 cost of living index in Potomac: 190.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.3%
(2.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Black residents, 1.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.6% for other race residents, 3.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Potomac, MD (2017)
    • 29,42062.2%White alone
    • 9,11319.3%Asian alone
    • 4,0168.5%Hispanic
    • 2,4525.2%Black alone
    • 1,1312.4%Two or more races
    • 1260.3%Other race alone
    • 230.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Potomac, Maryland as of July 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Potomac is 7,777 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Potomac, MD City Guides:

Ancestries: Iranian (5.3%), German (5.2%), Irish (4.9%), American (4.2%), Russian (4.1%), European (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 25.2 square miles.

Population density: 1,786 people per square mile   (low).

Potomac, Maryland map

13,243 residents are foreign born (11.5% Asia, 4.5% Latin America, 4.4% Europe).

This place:

28.0%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $8,969 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,893 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bethesda, MD (4.7 miles , pop. 55,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (12.0 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (128.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Travilah, MD (1.9 miles ),
Cabin John, MD (1.9 miles ),
North Bethesda, MD (1.9 miles ),
Glen Echo, MD (2.1 miles ),
Rockville, MD (2.2 miles ),
Bethesda, MD (2.2 miles ),
Garrett Park, MD (2.3 miles ),
Great Falls, VA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 77.19 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,656 (-5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 3,801 (17.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Potomac, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Potomac, MD in 2017

Property values in Potomac, MD

Potomac satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Maryland:

3.9%
Most common industries in Potomac, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (23.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (26.8%)
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.5%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Potomac, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.8%)
  • Lawyers (7.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6.1%)
  • Computer specialists (5.2%)
  • Top executives (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Lawyers (11.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (8.4%)
  • Top executives (8.1%)
  • Computer specialists (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.3%)

Average climate in Potomac, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Potomac, Maryland average temperatures Potomac, Maryland average precipitation Potomac, Maryland humidity Potomac, Maryland wind speed Potomac, Maryland snowfall Potomac, Maryland sunshine Potomac, Maryland clear and cloudy days

Potomac, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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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 85.9. This is about average.

City:

85.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.284. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.627. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.627
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
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 4.3 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 8.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.47
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 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00212
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Potomac-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Potomac place center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.7 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Potomac-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 109.2 miles away from Potomac 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 240.5 miles away from Potomac 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 106.6 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 109.9 miles away from Potomac center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 275.2 miles away from Potomac center
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 100.0 miles away from Potomac center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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).
Potomac topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Potomac:

  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - POTOMAC (10714 POTOMAC TENNIS LANE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Potomac:

  • PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE RESOURCES OF MARYLAND (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; BETHESDA, MD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - BETHESDA (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BETHESDA, MD)
  • BMA - BETHESDA (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BETHESDA, MD)
  • MAPLEWOOD PARK PLACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BETHESDA, MD)
  • BRIGHTON GARDEN TUCKERMAN LANE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NORTH BETHESDA, MD)
  • POTOMAC VALLEY NSG AND WELLNESS (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ROCKVILLE, MD)
  • BETHESDA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BETHESDA, MD)

Amtrak stations near Potomac:

  • 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.
  • 13 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.
  • 15 miles: DULLES INTERNATIONAL AP'T (HERNDON, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Potomac:

  • Montgomery College (about 6 miles; Rockville, MD; Full-time enrollment: 17,999)
  • American University (about 8 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 9,850)
  • University of the District of Columbia (about 9 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Marymount University (about 9 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 3,361)
  • Georgetown University (about 10 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 12,535)
  • Medtech Institute (about 11 miles; Falls Church, VA; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • Strayer University-Virginia (about 11 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 7,005)

Public high school in Potomac:

Private high schools in Potomac:

  • THE BULLIS SCHOOL (Students: 649, Location: 10601 FALLS RD, Grades: 3-12)
  • GERMAN SCHOOL WASHINGTON DC (Students: 566, Location: 8617 CHATEAU DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • ST ANDREW'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 550, Location: 8804 POSTOAK RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • THE HEIGHTS SCHOOL (Students: 465, Location: 10400 SEVEN LOCKS RD, Grades: 3-12, Boys only)
  • MC LEAN SCHOOL OF MARYLAND (Students: 374, Location: 8224 LOCHINVER LN, Grades: KG-12)
  • CONNELLY SCHOOL OF THE HOLY CHILD (Students: 305, Location: 9029 BRADLEY BLVD, Grades: 6-12, Girls only)
  • MUSLIM COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 111, Location: 7917 MONTROSE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Potomac:

Private elementary/middle schools in Potomac:

  • OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL (Students: 276, Location: 9222 KENTSDALE DR, Grades: KG-8)
  • THE MANOR MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 117, Location: 10500 OAKLYN DR, Grades: PK-3)
  • THE FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL (Students: 104, Location: 10701 S GLEN RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • THE DIENER SCHOOL (Students: 41, Location: 11510 FALLS RD, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Potomac

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • there is also herbert hoover middle school

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Potomac: Bethesda Country Club (A), Congressional Country Club (B), TPC at Avenel Golf Course (C), Falls Road Golf Course (D), Fortune Parc Industrial Park (E), Rock Spring Industrial Park (F), United States Postal Training Facility (G), Rockville Water Plant (H), Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department Station 10 (I), Heights Playhouse (J), Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department Station 30 (K), Rockville Volunteer Fire Department Station 33 (L), Potomac Park Community Center (M), State Police Station (N), Potomac Library (O), Arden Courts Assisted Living Center (P), Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center (Q), Navel Ship Research and Development Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Potomac Village Shopping Center (1), Potomac Place Shopping Center (2), Montgomery Mall Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Potomac include: Congregation Har Shalom Synagogue (A), Beth Sholom Congregational and Talmud Torah Synagogue (B), Congressional Heights Baptist Church (C), Geneva United Presbyterian Church (D), Latter Day Saints Church (E), Potomac United Presbyterian Church (F), Saint James Episcopal Church (G), Washington Hebrew Congreational Julia Bindman Center (H), Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Gabriel Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Great Falls Estate Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bogley Branch (A), Buck Branch (B), Carroll Branch (C), Old Farm Creek (D), Cool Spring Branch (E), Snakeden Branch (F), Rock Run (G), Limekiln Branch (H), Thomas Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Potomac include: Buck Branch Park (1), Cabin John Regional Park (2), Highland Stone Park (3), Kilgour Branch Park (4), Falls Road Park (5), Beverly Farms Park (6), Bedfordshire Park (7), Cabin John Creek Stream Valley Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: MINO Publications (9009 Paddock Lane) (1), Pocket Guide To Washington DC (9009 Paddock Lane) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Maryland State Government - Courts- District Courts- District 6 Maryland- Court Commissio (1451 Seven Locks Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Jeff Halpern - NHL player (Washington Capitals, born: May 3, 1976), Maggie Rose - Country singer, Dan Veatch - Swimmer, Darren Star - Screenwriter, Jimmy Kemp - Football player, Lori Alan - Voice actress, Marcus Mason - Football player, Rachel Nichols (journalist) - Sportswriter, C. J. Kemp - Lacrosse player, David Louis Band - US astronomer.

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

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

ECONO LODGE (Serves PA, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
WOODLAND CONDO ASSOC (Serves ME, Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2014), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-23-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

81.1%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.9%
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

People in group quarters in Potomac in 2010:

  • 259 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in college/university student housing
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Potomac in 2000:

  • 145 people in nursing homes
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Potomac (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Potomac Branch at 10000 Falls Road, branch established on 1972/08/15; Potomac Drive In Branch at 10000 Falls Road, branch established on 1999/08/01. 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
  • Capital One, National Association: 10211 River Road Branch at 10211 River Road, branch established on 1986/06/30; Cabin John Mall Branch at 7941 Tuckerman Lane, branch established on 1985/06/30. 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: Potomac/Falls Road Branch at 9812 Falls Road, branch established on 1986/06/30; Cabin John Branch at 7969 Tuckerman Lane, branch established on 1986/06/30. 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.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Cabin John Mall Branch at 11325 Seven Locks Road, branch established on 1979/05/14; Potomac Village Branch at 10100 River Road, branch established on 1929/01/01. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Potomac Promenade Branch at 9812 Falls Road, branch established on 1989/04/03. 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
  • Citibank, National Association: Potomac Promenade Branch at 9812 Falls Road, branch established on 1989/09/05. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • EagleBank: Park Potomac Branch at 12505 Park Potomac Ave, branch established on 2009/11/02. Info updated 2011/02/07: Bank assets: $2,821.1 mil, Deposits: $2,400.7 mil, headquarters in Bethesda, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Eagle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sandy Spring Bank: Potomac Branch at 9822 Falls Road, branch established on 1995/10/10. 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.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Potomac Promenade Branch at 9812 Falls Rd, branch established on 2006/08/14. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Potomac:

Marital status in Potomac, MD
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 66.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Potomac:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 81.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 50.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Maryland average:

12.5

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Potomac, 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
This 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
Montgomery County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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:
Montgomery County:

6.7%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

57.9%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

57.2%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.7
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Potomac:

17.3%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Potomac:

9.8%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Potomac:

6.9
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.5%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
This city:

62.1%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.6%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Potomac, MD Residents

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)
Businesses in Potomac, MD
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Chico's1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza2Safeway1
Dunkin Donuts1Starbucks2
FedEx5True Value1
GNC1UPS5
Giant2Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets4Walgreens1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Potomac:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Potomac:

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

TV broadcast stations around Potomac:

  • 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.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Potomac fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 31Number of bridges
  • 266ft / 80.8mTotal length
  • $1,918,000Total costs
  • 1,085,612Total average daily traffic
  • 42,337Total average daily truck traffic
  • 324,158Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Potomac, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 131960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Potomac, MD

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Mehran Nazari, 9404 Falls Road (Lat: 39.010028 Lon: -77.220694), Type: 61.9, Structure height: 24031 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: County Of Montgomery, Gerry.Adcock@montgomerycountymd.Gov, , Rockv-ille, Phone: (240) 773-8000
  • Mehran Nazari, 9404 Falls Road (Lat: 39.010028 Lon: -77.220694), Type: 61.9, Structure height: 24031 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: County Of Montgomery, Gerry.Adcock@montgomerycountymd.Gov, , Rockv-ille, Phone: (240) 773-8000
  • Mehran Nazari, 9404 Falls Road (Lat: 39.010028 Lon: -77.220694), Type: 61.9, Structure height: 24031 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Registrant: County Of Montgomery, Gerry.Adcock@montgomerycountymd.Gov, , Rockv-ille, Phone: (240) 773-8000

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Potomac, MD)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

224 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Potomac)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Potomac)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 4 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 ORIGINATED48$509,331410$573,2792,083$463,61842$354,3140$054$364,615
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$499,00029$560,218139$488,9625$473,8360$06$374,733
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$419,52344$625,675350$587,67815$250,2731$50,00026$312,287
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$418,79670$583,451346$502,07412$385,8840$027$420,780
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$011$370,37283$450,9722$165,5000$06$277,892

Detailed mortgage data for all 9 tracts in Potomac, MD

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$527,1196$533,135
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$759,9504$503,178
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$730,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$547,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Potomac, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Potomac, MD - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 29. The highest number of fires - 81 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Potomac, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.3%), and Outside Fires (35.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Potomac, MD
    • 19645.3%Structure Fires
    • 15235.1%Outside Fires
    • 6013.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 255.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Potomac, MD
Most common first names in Potomac, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13674.2 years
William12675.0 years
Mary12481.7 years
Robert8873.0 years
Helen8083.8 years
Charles6875.1 years
James6874.9 years
Ruth5983.4 years
Margaret5981.8 years
George5379.0 years
Most common last names in Potomac, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3679.2 years
Davis2978.0 years
Brown2883.2 years
Johnson2881.3 years
Miller2480.1 years
Anderson1674.4 years
Martin1672.7 years
Williams1578.2 years
Goldberg1479.4 years
Cohen1482.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Potomac, MD
  • 75.1%Utility gas
  • 19.6%Electricity
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Potomac, MD
  • 54.5%Electricity
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood


Potomac compared to Maryland state average:

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

Potomac on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of elementary and middle school students in private schools (5,000+ students)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Iran (population 500+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Taiwan (population 500+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 500+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median house value (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of workers working at home, population 5,000+"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents)"
  • #16 (20854) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #23 (20854) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #47 (20854) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #54 (20854) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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