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Potomac, MD (Maryland) Houses and Residents

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

$996,438
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $687,831 - $1,442,315

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $1,189,992
Here:

$1,189,992
State:

$424,848

Townhouses or other attached units: $748,776
Here:

$748,776
State:

$250,809

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $350,349
Here:

$350,349
State:

$242,023

Potomac,MD index of house prices

Total population: 44,965 (Urban population: 44,632, Rural population: 189 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 16,887 (16,365 occupied: 14,183 owner occupied, 2,128 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%

Housing density: 671 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $834,890.

Median contract rent in 2017: $1,056


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $3,216


Median gross rent in Potomac, MD in 2017: $1,179

Housing units in Potomac with a mortgage: 9,727 (113 second mortgage, 2,120 home equity loan, 108 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,531

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $222,614

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $177,118

Median monthly housing costs: $2,757


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Potomac, Maryland Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1975

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 47,332
  • In family households: 43,699 (8,290 male householders, 4,949 female householders)
    11,825 spouses, 15,109 children (14,598 natural, 347 adopted, 174 stepchildren), 398 grandchildren, 186 brothers or sisters, 1,046 parents, 533 other relatives, 727 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,443 (1,208 male householders (1,112 living alone)), 1,878 female householders (1,676 living alone)), 380 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 360

Size of family households: 5,660 2-persons, 2,784 3-persons, 3,118 4-persons, 1,176 5-persons, 415 6-persons, 114 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,795 1-person, 275 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

9,872 married couples with children.
1,128 single-parent households (195 men, 933 women).

65.3% of residents of Potomac speak English at home.
7.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
12.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
12.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 13,243 (28.0%)
(65.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

8.9
State:

7.2

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.6
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Potomac, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Potomac, Maryland
  • 15no bedroom
  • 1981 bedroom
  • 6582 bedrooms
  • 2,2343 bedrooms
  • 5,9564 bedrooms
  • 4,9315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potomac, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potomac, Maryland
  • 26no bedroom
  • 5131 bedroom
  • 3602 bedrooms
  • 5823 bedrooms
  • 2854 bedrooms
  • 3365+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Potomac in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Potomac in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 249no vehicle
  • 2,7341 vehicle
  • 7,1102 vehicles
  • 2,7973 vehicles
  • 9464 vehicles
  • 3255+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Potomac in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Potomac in renter-occupied apartments
  • 208no vehicle
  • 9721 vehicle
  • 8392 vehicles
  • 833 vehicles
  • 284 vehicles
  • 315+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Potomac, Maryland
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Potomac, Maryland
  • 261 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 2083 rooms
  • 2814 rooms
  • 6105 rooms
  • 7486 rooms
  • 1,0827 rooms
  • 2,0138 rooms
  • 8,9519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potomac, Maryland
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Potomac, Maryland
  • 281 room
  • 1942 rooms
  • 2753 rooms
  • 3334 rooms
  • 2255 rooms
  • 1936 rooms
  • 1637 rooms
  • 1248 rooms
  • 6139+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Potomac, MD
  • Potomac, MD household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Potomac, MD in 2017
  • 360Less than $10,000
  • 370$10,000 to $19,999
  • 274$20,000 to $29,999
  • 250$30,000 to $39,999
  • 434$40,000 to $49,999
  • 450$50,000 to $59,999
  • 776$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,160$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,258$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,068$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,507$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7,944$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Potomac, MD

  • Distribution of house value in Potomac, MD in 2017
  • 42Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 7$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 12$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4$60,000 to $69,999
  • 84$80,000 to $89,999
  • 32$100,000 to $124,999
  • 23$125,000 to $149,999
  • 105$150,000 to $174,999
  • 126$175,000 to $199,999
  • 154$200,000 to $249,999
  • 187$250,000 to $299,999
  • 176$300,000 to $399,999
  • 279$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3,280$500,000 to $749,999
  • 4,798$750,000 to $999,999
  • 3,811$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 966$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,220$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Potomac, MD

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Potomac, MD in 2017
  • 52Less than $100
  • 6$100 to $149
  • 102$200 to $249
  • 22$250 to $299
  • 15$300 to $349
  • 4$350 to $399
  • 11$400 to $449
  • 18$550 to $599
  • 48$700 to $749
  • 7$750 to $799
  • 31$800 to $899
  • 191$1,000 to $1,249
  • 243$1,250 to $1,499
  • 382$1,500 to $1,999
  • 182$2,000 to $2,499
  • 246$2,500 to $2,999
  • 115$3,000 to $3,499
  • 219$3,500 or more
  • 147No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 53.5%
Number of people working at home: 2,454 (11.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 191
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 561
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,707
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,160
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,978
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,426
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,454
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 886
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,328
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,318
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,388
  • 90 or more minutes: 481
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Potomac

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,214 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 2,016 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 705 (4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 202 (1%)
  • Railroad: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 104 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 44 (0%)
  • Walked: 190 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,454 (12%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 1.6%Males
  • 0.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 1.5%Males
  • 3.7%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Potomac, Maryland
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Potomac, Maryland
  • 3,0842010 or later
  • 2,5732000 to 2009
  • 2,5761990 to 1999
  • 2,5181980 to 1989
  • 2,2621970 to 1979
  • 2,524Before 1970
Ancestries in Potomac, MD

First ancestries reported:

  • Iranian: 1,362 (4.6%)
  • German: 1,276 (4.3%)
  • Irish: 1,251 (4.2%)
  • American: 1,173 (4.0%)
  • European: 1,094 (3.7%)
  • Eastern European: 1,075 (3.6%)
  • Italian: 827 (2.8%)
  • Russian: 779 (2.6%)
  • Polish: 653 (2.2%)
  • Greek: 622 (2.1%)
  • English: 573 (1.9%)
  • Egyptian: 352 (1.2%)
  • Brazilian: 315 (1.1%)
  • Serbian: 311 (1.1%)
  • Ethiopian: 202 (0.7%)
  • African: 196 (0.7%)
  • Lithuanian: 192 (0.7%)
  • Scottish: 182 (0.6%)
  • Hungarian: 141 (0.5%)
  • Ukrainian: 140 (0.5%)
  • South African: 136 (0.5%)
  • French: 135 (0.5%)
  • Albanian: 131 (0.4%)
  • British: 129 (0.4%)
  • Jamaican: 120 (0.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 114 (0.4%)
  • Turkish: 108 (0.4%)
  • Swedish: 100 (0.3%)
  • Portuguese: 98 (0.3%)
  • Ugandan: 88 (0.3%)
  • Nigerian: 83 (0.3%)
  • Lebanese: 82 (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 74 (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 63 (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 59 (0.2%)
  • Armenian: 56 (0.2%)
  • Alsatian: 54 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 51 (0.2%)
  • Slovak: 51 (0.2%)
  • Israeli: 47 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 46 (0.2%)
  • Danish: 44 (0.1%)
  • Latvian: 40 (0.1%)
  • Kenyan: 36 (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 34 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 24 (0.08%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 24 (0.08%)
  • Haitian: 23 (0.08%)
  • Romanian: 20 (0.07%)
  • Scandinavian: 19 (0.06%)
  • French Canadian: 16 (0.05%)
  • Cypriot: 16 (0.05%)
  • Ghanaian: 16 (0.05%)
  • Moroccan: 16 (0.05%)
  • Bulgarian: 15 (0.05%)
  • Czech: 9 (0.03%)
  • Iraqi: 7 (0.02%)
  • Swiss: 7 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 6 (0.02%)
  • Canadian: 5 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 4 (0.01%)
  • Macedonian: 3 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 3 (0.01%)
  • Cape Verdean: 2 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Potomac:

13.6% (1,804)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Iran
Potomac:

9.7% (1,289)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

India
Potomac:

6.9% (910)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Potomac:

5.9% (782)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Taiwan
Potomac:

5.7% (749)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Germany
Potomac:

3.1% (404)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
Potomac:

3.0% (396)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Peru
Potomac:

2.4% (318)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Chile
Potomac:

2.2% (297)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Albania
Potomac:

1.9% (256)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Egypt
Potomac:

1.8% (242)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Ecuador
Potomac:

1.8% (235)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Other Western Asia
Potomac:

1.6% (218)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Spain
Potomac:

1.6% (209)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Argentina
Potomac:

1.6% (209)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Hong Kong
Potomac:

1.5% (204)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Israel
Potomac:

1.5% (201)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,507
  • Other state: 24,841
  • Northeast: 10,054
  • Midwest: 2,861
  • South: 10,504
  • West: 1,595

91.1% of Potomac residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 17.5% lived in Maryland.


Potomac:

91.1%
State average:

86.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 24
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 15
  • 7th and 8th grade: 37
  • 9th grade: 5
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 34
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 68
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 741
  • Less than 1 year of college: 166
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 658
  • Associate degree: 413
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,320
  • Master's degree: 3,878
  • Professional school degree: 2,841
  • Doctorate degree: 1,864
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 132
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 24
  • 5th and 6th grade: 59
  • 7th and 8th grade: 65
  • 9th grade: 111
  • 10th grade: 24
  • 11th grade: 47
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 183
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,144
  • Less than 1 year of college: 399
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,217
  • Associate degree: 594
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,797
  • Master's degree: 4,785
  • Professional school degree: 1,760
  • Doctorate degree: 1,077
Educational Attainment for Females
Potomac marital status for males
Potomac marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,524
  • One, attached: 2,679
  • Two: 11
  • 3 or 4: 53
  • 5 to 9: 128
  • 10 to 19: 74
  • 20 to 49: 155
  • 50 or more: 1,328

Median worth of mobile homes: $1,086,960

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 0.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 0.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Potomac
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

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,385
Here:

24.5%
Maryland:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 932
Here:

25.3%
Maryland:

12.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 296
Here:

18.3%
Maryland:

18.9%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability