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Silver Spring, MD (Maryland) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $527,300 (it was $183,300 in 2000)
Silver Spring:

$527,300
Maryland:

$332,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $414,900 - $677,500

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $657,384
Here:

$657,384
State:

$437,771

Townhouses or other attached units: $511,184
Here:

$511,184
State:

$269,747

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,808
Here:

$209,808
State:

$223,665

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $341,459
Here:

$341,459
State:

$264,568

Silver Spring,MD index of house prices

Total population: 71,452 (All urban)

Houses: 33,685 (31,712 occupied: 11,936 owner occupied, 19,776 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

62%
State:

33%

Housing density: 3,575 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $824,368.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,677 (lower quartile is $1,390, upper quartile is $1,945)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,537


Median gross rent in Silver Spring, MD in 2019: $1,729

Housing units in Silver Spring with a mortgage: 8,942 (244 second mortgage, 1,462 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,994

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $152,920

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $117,143

Median monthly housing costs: $1,815


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Silver Spring, Maryland Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1955

Median year apartment built: 1969

Household type by relationship:

Households: 83,247
  • Male householders: 14,805 (3,825 living alone), Female householders: 16,907 (6,825 living alone)
  • 13,332 spouses (13,180 opposite-sex spouses), 3,102 unmarried partners, (2,994 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 22,714 children (21,445 natural, 136 adopted, 1,133 stepchildren), 1,240 grandchildren, 1,423 brothers or sisters, 1,418 parents, 0 foster children, 2,806 other relatives, 5,165 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 335

Size of family households: 7,363 2-persons, 4,260 3-persons, 3,234 4-persons, 1,588 5-persons, 597 6-persons, 935 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,650 1-person, 2,915 2-persons, 82 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 62 6-persons.

10,510 married couples with children.
4,644 single-parent households (2,676 men, 1,968 women).

54.2% of residents of Silver Spring speak English at home.
26.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
7.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
10.2% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 31,644 (38.0%)
(38.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.5
State:

4.3

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
  • 0no bedroom
  • 4891 bedroom
  • 2,1672 bedrooms
  • 4,9743 bedrooms
  • 3,1624 bedrooms
  • 1,1445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1,783no bedroom
  • 7,8891 bedroom
  • 8,4952 bedrooms
  • 1,4333 bedrooms
  • 924 bedrooms
  • 845+ 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
  • 369no vehicle
  • 3,3491 vehicle
  • 6,0542 vehicles
  • 1,3473 vehicles
  • 6394 vehicles
  • 1785+ 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
  • 4,939no vehicle
  • 10,5321 vehicle
  • 3,1242 vehicles
  • 7823 vehicles
  • 3994 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
  • 01 room
  • 1722 rooms
  • 3903 rooms
  • 1,5244 rooms
  • 1,0575 rooms
  • 1,7456 rooms
  • 1,9187 rooms
  • 1,7698 rooms
  • 3,3619+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1,7181 room
  • 2,1192 rooms
  • 5,7873 rooms
  • 6,4374 rooms
  • 2,6775 rooms
  • 6216 rooms
  • 2177 rooms
  • 548 rooms
  • 1469+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 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 2019
  • 1,784Less than $10,000
  • 638$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,084$20,000 to $29,999
  • 3,884$30,000 to $39,999
  • 940$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,638$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,489$60,000 to $74,999
  • 4,226$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,983$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,372$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,601$150,000 to $199,999
  • 5,073$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Silver Spring, MD

  • Distribution of house value in Silver Spring, MD in 2019
  • 12Less than $10,000
  • 13$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3$70,000 to $79,999
  • 18$80,000 to $89,999
  • 38$90,000 to $99,999
  • 171$100,000 to $124,999
  • 85$125,000 to $149,999
  • 88$150,000 to $174,999
  • 127$175,000 to $199,999
  • 391$200,000 to $249,999
  • 418$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,441$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,351$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4,642$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,334$750,000 to $999,999
  • 136$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 17$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 29$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Silver Spring, MD

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Silver Spring, MD in 2019
  • 42Less than $100
  • 4$100 to $149
  • 79$150 to $199
  • 269$200 to $249
  • 63$250 to $299
  • 34$300 to $349
  • 4$350 to $399
  • 155$400 to $449
  • 21$450 to $499
  • 20$500 to $549
  • 102$600 to $649
  • 22$650 to $699
  • 105$700 to $749
  • 66$750 to $799
  • 199$800 to $899
  • 421$900 to $999
  • 2,126$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,856$1,250 to $1,499
  • 8,000$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,881$2,000 to $2,499
  • 716$2,500 to $2,999
  • 136$3,000 to $3,499
  • 30$3,500 or more
  • 298No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 45.5%
Number of people working at home: 2,523 (5.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 250
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,134
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 2,226
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,135
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,224
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,587
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,949
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,172
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 4,295
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 7,466
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 4,492
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,442
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Silver Spring

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 27,996 (59.5%)
  • Carpooled: 4,726 (10.0%)
  • Bus: 4,354 (9.2%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 3,674 (7.8%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 1,213 (2.6%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 19 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 172 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 221 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 2,175 (4.6%)
  • Worked at home: 2,523 (5.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 0.8%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.6%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.4%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 4.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 1.8%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 3.7%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
  • 10,6572010 or later
  • 10,6972000 to 2009
  • 5,1531990 to 1999
  • 8,3921980 to 1989
  • 2,5571970 to 1979
  • 1,920Before 1970
Ancestries in Silver Spring, MD

First ancestries reported:

  • Ethiopian: 6,133 (11.2%)
  • African: 2,935 (5.4%)
  • American: 1,376 (2.5%)
  • Irish: 1,013 (1.9%)
  • European: 938 (1.7%)
  • English: 834 (1.5%)
  • German: 830 (1.5%)
  • Jamaican: 718 (1.3%)
  • Haitian: 597 (1.1%)
  • Italian: 476 (0.9%)
  • Afghan: 457 (0.8%)
  • Eastern European: 454 (0.8%)
  • Russian: 301 (0.6%)
  • Nigerian: 285 (0.5%)
  • Polish: 251 (0.5%)
  • Ghanaian: 224 (0.4%)
  • French: 147 (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 125 (0.2%)
  • British: 115 (0.2%)
  • Scottish: 108 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 104 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 104 (0.2%)
  • Iranian: 102 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 100 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 90 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 89 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 83 (0.2%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 83 (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 64 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 62 (0.1%)
  • Latvian: 62 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 55 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 52 (0.10%)
  • Liberian: 42 (0.08%)
  • Israeli: 35 (0.06%)
  • Czech: 33 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 30 (0.05%)
  • Swedish: 28 (0.05%)
  • Albanian: 26 (0.05%)
  • Kenyan: 25 (0.05%)
  • Slovak: 24 (0.04%)
  • Dutch: 22 (0.04%)
  • Armenian: 20 (0.04%)
  • Guyanese: 20 (0.04%)
  • Scandinavian: 19 (0.03%)
  • Iraqi: 18 (0.03%)
  • Bahamian: 18 (0.03%)
  • Palestinian: 18 (0.03%)
  • Lithuanian: 17 (0.03%)
  • Welsh: 17 (0.03%)
  • Australian: 17 (0.03%)
  • Moroccan: 16 (0.03%)
  • Canadian: 15 (0.03%)
  • Hungarian: 14 (0.03%)
  • Yugoslavian: 11 (0.02%)
  • Turkish: 10 (0.02%)
  • Egyptian: 9 (0.02%)
  • Bulgarian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Swiss: 7 (0.01%)
  • Syrian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 6 (0.01%)
  • Danish: 4 (0.01%)
  • Ugandan: 3 (0.01%)
  • Finnish: 3 (0.01%)

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

El Salvador
Silver Spring:

20.0% (6,050)
Maryland:

12.2% (111,093)

Ethiopia
Silver Spring:

17.7% (5,365)
Maryland:

2.7% (24,337)

Guatemala
Silver Spring:

13.4% (4,066)
Maryland:

4.1% (37,103)

Honduras
Silver Spring:

4.1% (1,253)
Maryland:

2.5% (22,710)

Cameroon
Silver Spring:

3.0% (896)
Maryland:

2.0% (17,941)

Other Western Africa
Silver Spring:

2.9% (880)
Maryland:

1.4% (12,662)

Vietnam
Silver Spring:

2.5% (755)
Maryland:

2.2% (19,705)

India
Silver Spring:

2.4% (725)
Maryland:

6.8% (62,055)

Peru
Silver Spring:

2.2% (673)
Maryland:

1.9% (17,481)

Ghana
Silver Spring:

2.2% (662)
Maryland:

1.6% (14,447)

Jamaica
Silver Spring:

2.1% (638)
Maryland:

2.9% (26,187)

Mexico
Silver Spring:

1.8% (554)
Maryland:

4.1% (37,175)

Haiti
Silver Spring:

1.7% (499)
Maryland:

1.0% (9,405)

Nicaragua
Silver Spring:

1.6% (498)
Maryland:

0.7% (6,401)

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

  • This state: 18,308
  • Other state: 31,345
  • Northeast: 9,645
  • Midwest: 5,432
  • South: 13,928
  • West: 2,340

80.2% of Silver Spring residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30.5% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40.9% lived in Maryland.


Silver Spring:

80.2%
State average:

86.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 752
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 964
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,922
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 579
  • 10th grade: 303
  • 11th grade: 159
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 395
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,905
  • Less than 1 year of college: 619
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,411
  • Associate degree: 1,071
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,545
  • Master's degree: 4,709
  • Professional school degree: 1,429
  • Doctorate degree: 2,345
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 654
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,056
  • 5th and 6th grade: 999
  • 7th and 8th grade: 302
  • 9th grade: 688
  • 10th grade: 107
  • 11th grade: 119
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 605
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,694
  • Less than 1 year of college: 545
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,089
  • Associate degree: 1,916
  • Bachelor's degree: 5,829
  • Master's degree: 6,282
  • Professional school degree: 2,225
  • Doctorate degree: 1,428
Educational Attainment for Females
Silver Spring marital status for males
Silver Spring marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,740
  • One, attached: 1,902
  • Two: 510
  • 3 or 4: 1,297
  • 5 to 9: 2,149
  • 10 to 19: 3,265
  • 20 to 49: 1,238
  • 50 or more: 13,584

Median worth of mobile homes: $451,074

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 0.1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 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
  • 77.5%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Silver Spring, MD
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 42.3%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 481
Here:

6.9%
Maryland:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 408
Here:

10.9%
Maryland:

14.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 865
Here:

25.3%
Maryland:

18.4%
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