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


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9.5% of Silver Spring, MD residents had an income below the poverty level in 2022, which was about the same as the poverty level of 9.6% across the entire state of Maryland. 7.0% of high school graduates and 17.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 15.1% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 67.4%. For comparison, it was 46.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Silver Spring, MD

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Silver Spring:

9.5%
Whole state:

9.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Silver Spring:

6.2%
Whole state:

4.9%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Silver Spring:

15.1%
Maryland:

18.4%
Disability rate in this place among poor residents (it is 5.6% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Silver Spring:

9.4%
Maryland:

22.8%

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

67.4%
Residents above poverty level:

46.7%

Poverty by age in Silver Spring, MD

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Silver Spring
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Silver Spring,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 12.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 15.0%6 to 11 years
  • 7.3%12 to 14 years
  • 29.9%15 years
  • 7.7%16 and 17 years
  • 6.6%18 to 24 years
  • 8.4%25 to 34 years
  • 10.3%35 to 44 years
  • 3.7%45 to 54 years
  • 4.4%55 to 64 years
  • 11.6%65 to 74 years
  • 0.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Silver Spring
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Silver Spring,MD (percentage below poverty level)
  • 8.4%Under 5 years
  • 48.2%5 years
  • 4.3%6 to 11 years
  • 25.4%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 14.9%18 to 24 years
  • 10.3%25 to 34 years
  • 8.2%35 to 44 years
  • 11.3%45 to 54 years
  • 8.0%55 to 64 years
  • 13.7%65 to 74 years
  • 21.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Silver Spring, MD
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Silver Spring,MD (% below half of poverty level)
  • 6.2%Under 6 years
  • 6.0%6 to 11 years
  • 4.9%12 to 17 years
  • 11.4%18 to 24 years
  • 6.5%25 to 34 years
  • 2.8%35 to 44 years
  • 3.1%45 to 54 years
  • 3.1%55 to 64 years
  • 2.8%65 to 74 years
  • 4.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Silver Spring, MD

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Silver Spring, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Silver Spring, MD (%)
  • 3.8%White
  • 13.8%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 14.1%Asian
  • 18.3%Other race
  • 14.4%2+ races
  • 16.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Silver Spring, MD
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Silver Spring, MD (absolute numbers)
  • 982White
  • 3,405Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 930Asian
  • 4,248Other race
  • 9372+ races
  • 4,276Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 5.1%Below poverty level
  • 94.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 17.7%Below poverty level
  • 82.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Silver Spring, MD

Children below poverty level:
Silver Spring, Maryland:

14.7%
State:

11.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Silver Spring:

7.0%
Maryland:

7.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Silver Spring:

17.6%
Maryland:

21.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 54.7%Married-couple family
  • 10.7%Male, no wife present
  • 34.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Silver Spring not in families by work experience
  • 7.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 31.8%Worked part-time
  • 60.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 3.8%Both worked full-time
  • 3.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 22.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 16.3%Both worked part-time
  • 42.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 12.0%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
  • 1.6%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 6.5%1980 to 1989
  • 0.0%1970 to 1979
  • 17.4%1960 to 1969
  • 29.1%1950 to 1959
  • 22.3%1940 to 1949
  • 23.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.1%1999 to 2000
  • 0.8%1995 to 1998
  • 1.7%1990 to 1994
  • 6.2%1980 to 1989
  • 2.8%1970 to 1979
  • 12.1%1960 to 1969
  • 29.6%1950 to 1959
  • 28.0%1940 to 1949
  • 18.7%1939 or earlier
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