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Silver Spring, MD (Maryland) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $489,000 (it was $183,300 in 2000)
Silver Spring:

$489,000
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $349,900 - $660,800

Silver Spring,MD index of house prices

Total population: 71,452 (All urban)

Houses: 33,053 (31,911 occupied: 12,209 owner occupied, 19,702 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

62%
State:

33%

Housing density: 3,508 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $581,473.

Median contract rent in 2017: $770 (lower quartile is $650, upper quartile is $1,824)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,179


Median gross rent in Silver Spring, MD in 2017: $803

Housing units in Silver Spring with a mortgage: 10,024 (110 second mortgage, 893 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,185

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $119,170

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $68,826

Median monthly housing costs: $1,668


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Silver Spring, Maryland Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1951

Median year apartment built: 1968

Household type by relationship:

Households: 80,265
  • In family households: 61,164 (9,070 male householders, 8,958 female householders)
    12,448 spouses, 22,967 children (21,727 natural, 658 adopted, 582 stepchildren), 837 grandchildren, 949 brothers or sisters, 1,673 parents, 2,320 other relatives, 1,942 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,768 (5,174 male householders (3,890 living alone)), 8,709 female householders (6,415 living alone)), 4,885 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 333

Size of family households: 6,766 2-persons, 5,092 3-persons, 3,744 4-persons, 1,672 5-persons, 380 6-persons, 374 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,305 1-person, 3,039 2-persons, 255 3-persons, 200 4-persons, 84 6-persons.

13,160 married couples with children.
4,050 single-parent households (1,687 men, 2,363 women).

52.5% of residents of Silver Spring speak English at home.
26.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
7.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
9.0% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 28,094 (35.0%)
(39.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.2

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.7
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 115no bedroom
  • 7241 bedroom
  • 1,5222 bedrooms
  • 5,3073 bedrooms
  • 3,3674 bedrooms
  • 1,1745+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1,661no bedroom
  • 8,6591 bedroom
  • 7,5172 bedrooms
  • 1,5453 bedrooms
  • 2374 bedrooms
  • 835+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Silver Spring in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Silver Spring in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 608no vehicle
  • 3,6831 vehicle
  • 5,3552 vehicles
  • 2,1193 vehicles
  • 3254 vehicles
  • 1195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Silver Spring in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Silver Spring in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,467no vehicle
  • 10,6251 vehicle
  • 4,0852 vehicles
  • 5253 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1151 room
  • 2572 rooms
  • 3973 rooms
  • 9044 rooms
  • 1,0215 rooms
  • 1,9186 rooms
  • 2,3587 rooms
  • 2,2168 rooms
  • 3,0239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1,5951 room
  • 1,9332 rooms
  • 4,9783 rooms
  • 7,2544 rooms
  • 2,1125 rooms
  • 1,2566 rooms
  • 3087 rooms
  • 1128 rooms
  • 1549+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Silver Spring, MD
  • Silver Spring, MD household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Silver Spring, MD in 2017
  • 750Less than $10,000
  • 1,467$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,813$20,000 to $29,999
  • 2,416$30,000 to $39,999
  • 2,575$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,268$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,226$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,564$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,468$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,260$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,672$150,000 to $199,999
  • 3,432$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Silver Spring, MD

  • Distribution of house value in Silver Spring, MD in 2017
  • 68Less than $10,000
  • 3$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$20,000 to $24,999
  • 8$25,000 to $29,999
  • 12$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8$40,000 to $49,999
  • 25$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 62$80,000 to $89,999
  • 13$90,000 to $99,999
  • 42$100,000 to $124,999
  • 252$125,000 to $149,999
  • 157$150,000 to $174,999
  • 134$175,000 to $199,999
  • 562$200,000 to $249,999
  • 815$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,616$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,161$400,000 to $499,999
  • 3,847$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,057$750,000 to $999,999
  • 143$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 15$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 25$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Silver Spring, MD

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Silver Spring, MD in 2017
  • 100Less than $100
  • 26$100 to $149
  • 12$150 to $199
  • 253$200 to $249
  • 2$250 to $299
  • 99$300 to $349
  • 102$350 to $399
  • 44$400 to $449
  • 12$500 to $549
  • 60$550 to $599
  • 94$600 to $649
  • 147$650 to $699
  • 189$700 to $749
  • 46$750 to $799
  • 270$800 to $899
  • 826$900 to $999
  • 2,993$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,851$1,250 to $1,499
  • 7,143$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,808$2,000 to $2,499
  • 434$2,500 to $2,999
  • 152$3,000 to $3,499
  • 39$3,500 or more
  • 371No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 44.7%
Number of people working at home: 2,600 (5.6% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 558
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,086
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,520
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,879
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,220
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,920
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,305
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,850
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,920
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 7,273
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 6,401
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,501
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Silver Spring

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 29,984 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 4,996 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,850 (8%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,579 (6%)
  • Railroad: 527 (1%)
  • Taxi: 295 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 298 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,505 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 2,600 (6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.4%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 12.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 13.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 5.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 7,6342010 or later
  • 11,2102000 to 2009
  • 6,1071990 to 1999
  • 8,3921980 to 1989
  • 2,5571970 to 1979
  • 1,920Before 1970
Ancestries in Silver Spring, MD

First ancestries reported:

  • Ethiopian: 4,187 (7.6%)
  • African: 2,498 (4.5%)
  • American: 1,301 (2.4%)
  • Irish: 983 (1.8%)
  • Sudanese: 910 (1.7%)
  • German: 838 (1.5%)
  • Haitian: 831 (1.5%)
  • English: 724 (1.3%)
  • Italian: 689 (1.3%)
  • Jamaican: 679 (1.2%)
  • European: 639 (1.2%)
  • Eastern European: 637 (1.2%)
  • Egyptian: 497 (0.9%)
  • Nigerian: 385 (0.7%)
  • Polish: 321 (0.6%)
  • Russian: 317 (0.6%)
  • West Indian: 317 (0.6%)
  • Northern European: 210 (0.4%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 192 (0.3%)
  • Greek: 189 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 180 (0.3%)
  • Scottish: 179 (0.3%)
  • Danish: 165 (0.3%)
  • Brazilian: 153 (0.3%)
  • Ghanaian: 146 (0.3%)
  • British: 145 (0.3%)
  • Portuguese: 144 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 135 (0.2%)
  • French: 117 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 99 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 88 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 81 (0.1%)
  • Liberian: 81 (0.1%)
  • Iranian: 77 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 75 (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 61 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 57 (0.1%)
  • Welsh: 56 (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 44 (0.08%)
  • Israeli: 43 (0.08%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 41 (0.07%)
  • Guyanese: 39 (0.07%)
  • Albanian: 34 (0.06%)
  • Armenian: 32 (0.06%)
  • South African: 30 (0.05%)
  • Turkish: 30 (0.05%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 24 (0.04%)
  • Palestinian: 22 (0.04%)
  • Arab: 21 (0.04%)
  • Dutch: 20 (0.04%)
  • Scandinavian: 19 (0.03%)
  • Lithuanian: 18 (0.03%)
  • Syrian: 17 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 15 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 12 (0.02%)
  • Belgian: 11 (0.02%)
  • Cajun: 10 (0.02%)
  • Cape Verdean: 9 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 9 (0.02%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 9 (0.02%)
  • Canadian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Kenyan: 7 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Czech: 6 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 4 (0.01%)
  • Swiss: 4 (0.01%)
  • Finnish: 4 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 4 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 3 (0.01%)
  • Iraqi: 3 (0.01%)

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

El Salvador
Silver Spring:

19.5% (5,759)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Ethiopia
Silver Spring:

13.4% (3,959)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Silver Spring:

8.8% (2,591)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Nicaragua
Silver Spring:

4.5% (1,340)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Bangladesh
Silver Spring:

3.9% (1,154)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Silver Spring:

3.8% (1,108)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Cameroon
Silver Spring:

3.2% (951)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

India
Silver Spring:

3.1% (913)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Silver Spring:

3.1% (900)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Vietnam
Silver Spring:

3.0% (897)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Jamaica
Silver Spring:

2.0% (598)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Haiti
Silver Spring:

2.0% (586)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

Other Western Africa
Silver Spring:

1.8% (538)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Silver Spring:

1.8% (517)
Maryland:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 15,343
  • Other state: 35,289
  • Northeast: 11,167
  • Midwest: 4,294
  • South: 16,905
  • West: 2,923

76.3% of Silver Spring residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31.8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29.3% lived in Maryland.


Silver Spring:

76.3%
State average:

86.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 396
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 867
  • 5th and 6th grade: 180
  • 7th and 8th grade: 554
  • 9th grade: 306
  • 10th grade: 409
  • 11th grade: 102
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 231
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,298
  • Less than 1 year of college: 522
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,209
  • Associate degree: 820
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,331
  • Master's degree: 4,242
  • Professional school degree: 1,368
  • Doctorate degree: 1,051
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 394
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 546
  • 5th and 6th grade: 537
  • 7th and 8th grade: 192
  • 9th grade: 695
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 308
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 490
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,097
  • Less than 1 year of college: 894
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,956
  • Associate degree: 1,719
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,115
  • Master's degree: 6,796
  • Professional school degree: 1,023
  • Doctorate degree: 985
Educational Attainment for Females
Silver Spring marital status for males
Silver Spring marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,204
  • One, attached: 2,171
  • Two: 38
  • 3 or 4: 727
  • 5 to 9: 3,450
  • 10 to 19: 2,777
  • 20 to 49: 1,666
  • 50 or more: 11,941
  • Mobile homes: 55
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 24

Median worth of mobile homes: $515,977

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 0.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Silver Spring
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Silver Spring, MD
  • 78.0%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Silver Spring, MD
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 45.8%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 480
Here:

8.6%
Maryland:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 344
Here:

8.7%
Maryland:

12.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 165
Here:

4.3%
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