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Bethesda, Maryland (MD) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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2.6% of Bethesda, MD residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 259.0% less than the poverty level of 9.3% across the entire state of Maryland. Taking into account residents not living in families, 8.3% of high school graduates and 34.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 6.5% among disabled males and 6.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 66.9%. For comparison, it was 29.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Bethesda, MD

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Bethesda:

2.6%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Bethesda:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Bethesda:

6.5%
Maryland:

11.8%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 10.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Bethesda:

29.7%
Maryland:

29.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Bethesda:

6.9%
Maryland:

15.6%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 10.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Bethesda:

17.3%
Maryland:

29.8%

Renting rate in this place among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

66.9%
Residents above poverty level:

29.6%

Poverty by age in Bethesda, MD

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Bethesda
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Bethesda,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 1.2%6 to 11 years
  • 0.7%12 to 14 years
  • 3.6%15 years
  • 3.9%16 and 17 years
  • 6.9%18 to 24 years
  • 4.6%25 to 34 years
  • 0.8%35 to 44 years
  • 0.7%45 to 54 years
  • 3.0%55 to 64 years
  • 4.1%65 to 74 years
  • 0.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Bethesda
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Bethesda,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 1.6%Under 5 years
  • 5.5%5 years
  • 0.3%6 to 11 years
  • 3.7%12 to 14 years
  • 2.1%15 years
  • 3.0%16 and 17 years
  • 6.1%18 to 24 years
  • 4.2%25 to 34 years
  • 2.0%35 to 44 years
  • 2.8%45 to 54 years
  • 3.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.4%65 to 74 years
  • 5.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Bethesda, MD
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Bethesda,MD (% below half of poverty level)
  • 1.0%Under 5 years
  • 3.4%5 years
  • 1.2%6 to 11 years
  • 0.9%12 to 14 years
  • 2.8%15 years
  • 3.0%16 and 17 years
  • 8.7%18 to 24 years
  • 2.5%25 to 34 years
  • 1.2%35 to 44 years
  • 1.3%45 to 54 years
  • 0.7%55 to 64 years
  • 2.2%65 to 74 years
  • 1.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Bethesda, MD

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Bethesda, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Bethesda, MD (%)
  • 2.8%White
  • 10.6%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 4.5%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 2.7%Other race
  • 2.3%2+ races
  • 4.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Bethesda, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Bethesda, MD (absolute numbers)
  • 1,374White
  • 203Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 308Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 12Other race
  • 512+ races
  • 239Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 1.7%Below poverty level
  • 98.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 5.1%Below poverty level
  • 94.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Bethesda, MD

Children below poverty level:
Bethesda, Maryland:

1.2%
State:

11.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Bethesda:

8.3%
Maryland:

13.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Bethesda:

34.0%
Maryland:

37.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 36.3%Married-couple family
  • 2.7%Male, no wife present
  • 61.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Bethesda not in families by work experience
  • 8.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 42.7%Worked part-time
  • 48.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 5.5%Both worked part-time
  • 32.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 46.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 6.5%1995 to 1998
  • 2.0%1990 to 1994
  • 4.4%1980 to 1989
  • 7.7%1970 to 1979
  • 17.3%1960 to 1969
  • 44.8%1950 to 1959
  • 17.3%1940 to 1949
  • 0.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 2.7%1995 to 1998
  • 2.8%1990 to 1994
  • 6.2%1980 to 1989
  • 10.4%1970 to 1979
  • 17.7%1960 to 1969
  • 32.4%1950 to 1959
  • 16.1%1940 to 1949
  • 11.2%1939 or earlier
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