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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 2019, which was 5.0% greater than the poverty level of 9.0% across the entire state of Maryland. Taking into account residents not living in families, 11.8% of high school graduates and 31.1% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 11.8% among disabled males and 14.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 84.4%. For comparison, it was 54.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Silver Spring, MD

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Silver Spring:

9.5%
Whole state:

9.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Silver Spring:

6.2%
Whole state:

4.5%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Silver Spring:

11.8%
Maryland:

11.8%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 15.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Silver Spring:

21.9%
Maryland:

29.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Silver Spring:

14.0%
Maryland:

15.6%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 14.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Silver Spring:

21.5%
Maryland:

29.8%

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

84.4%
Residents above poverty level:

54.0%

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)
  • 13.4%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 15.3%6 to 11 years
  • 7.3%12 to 14 years
  • 30.7%15 years
  • 7.8%16 and 17 years
  • 7.2%18 to 24 years
  • 8.6%25 to 34 years
  • 9.3%35 to 44 years
  • 3.6%45 to 54 years
  • 4.3%55 to 64 years
  • 10.4%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)
  • 8.9%Under 5 years
  • 50.5%5 years
  • 4.4%6 to 11 years
  • 25.4%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 15.6%18 to 24 years
  • 11.0%25 to 34 years
  • 7.4%35 to 44 years
  • 11.3%45 to 54 years
  • 8.0%55 to 64 years
  • 12.4%65 to 74 years
  • 19.2%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)
  • 5.1%Under 5 years
  • 5.0%5 years
  • 3.2%6 to 11 years
  • 4.3%12 to 14 years
  • 3.9%15 years
  • 4.0%16 and 17 years
  • 8.2%18 to 24 years
  • 4.0%25 to 34 years
  • 3.1%35 to 44 years
  • 2.7%45 to 54 years
  • 3.0%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 3.7%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 (%)
  • 3.7%White
  • 14.1%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 12.4%Asian
  • 18.2%Other race
  • 15.3%2+ races
  • 17.3%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)
  • 993White
  • 3,404Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 766Asian
  • 3,215Other race
  • 5252+ races
  • 3,975Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 5.1%Below poverty level
  • 94.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 16.5%Below poverty level
  • 83.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Silver Spring, MD

Children below poverty level:
Silver Spring, Maryland:

15.0%
State:

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

11.8%
Maryland:

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

31.1%
Maryland:

37.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 49.7%Married-couple family
  • 12.2%Male, no wife present
  • 38.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Silver Spring not in families by work experience
  • 3.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 41.6%Worked part-time
  • 55.2%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 3.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 26.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.9%Both worked part-time
  • 32.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 27.7%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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