20879 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2013: 25,269
Zip code population in 2010: 24,360
Zip code population in 2000: 21,980

Houses and condos: 8,545
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,125
% of renters here:

26%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 20879: 113.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 7.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 3,292 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.0% ($2,954)
Maryland:

1.1% ($3,075)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,019 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,424 (0.9%)

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Males: 12,432  (49.2%)
Females: 12,837  (50.8%)

For population 25 years and over in 20879:

For population 15 years and over in 20879:

Zip code 20879 compared to state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Races in zip code 20879

  • Zip code 20879 races chart
    • 8,363White population
    • 5,168Black population
    • 68American Indian population
    • 3,888Asian population
    • 10Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 126Some other race population
    • 801Two or more races population
    • 5,936Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 24,419
Rural population: 849

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $286,200
20879:

$286,200
Maryland:

$280,200



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in 20879 zip code as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 20879 to the number of sex offenders is 1,994 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

35.2 years
Maryland median age:

38.2 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.1 people
Maryland:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 20879, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $62,349 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$62,349
State:

$72,703

Salary/wage: $59,062 (reported on 88.0% of returns)
Here:

$59,062
State:

$62,228
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 78.9% for AGIs below $25k, 89.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 87.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 85.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 71.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $690 (reported on 35.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$690
Maryland:

$1,413
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $4,301 (reported on 16.3% of returns)
Here:

$4,301
State:

$6,933
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$3,152 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

+$3,152
State:

+$14,830
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$9,775 (reported on 21.1% of returns)
Here:

+$9,775
State:

+$12,606
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 15.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,775 (reported on 4.7% of returns)
20879:

$15,775
Maryland:

$17,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $19,614 (reported on 0.6% of returns)
20879:

$19,614
Maryland:

$24,439
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $24,098 (24% of AGI, reported on 48.1% of returns)
Here:

$24,098
State:

$27,886

Here:

24.0% of AGI
State:

22.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.2% for AGIs below $25k, 16.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 21.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 20.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 16.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,426 (reported on 38.2% of returns)
Here:

$3,426
State:

$4,452
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,428 (reported on 47.9% of returns)
20879:

$9,428
State:

$11,690
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.1% for AGIs below $25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 7.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,216 (reported on 16.1% of returns)
Here:

$2,216
State:

$2,199
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 20879, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $56,356 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$56,356
State:

$60,339

Salary/wage: $53,475 (reported on 91.3% of returns)
Here:

$53,475
State:

$52,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 126.1% for AGIs below $10k, 85.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 91.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 89.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $747 (reported on 47.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$747
Maryland:

$1,701
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,773 (reported on 22.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,773
State:

$4,235
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$3,954 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

+$3,954
State:

+$15,888
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.6% for AGIs below $10k, -0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,850 (reported on 17.1% of returns)
Here:

+$11,850
State:

+$12,221
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.1% for AGIs below $10k, 7.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.7% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,931 (reported on 2.9% of returns)
20879:

$2,931
Maryland:

$2,968
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $14,578 (reported on 0.9% of returns)
Here:

$14,578
Maryland:

$17,155
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $21,536 (26% of AGI, reported on 56.7% of returns)
Here:

$21,536
State:

$22,960

Here:

25.8% of AGI
State:

23.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 16.4% for AGIs below $10k, 21.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 24.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 25.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 23.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,963 (3% of AGI, reported on 49.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,963
State:

$4,031

Here:

3.4% of AGI
State:

3.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $8,227 (reported on 79.1% of returns)
20879:

$8,227
State:

$10,167
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,650 (reported on 11.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,650
State:

$1,700

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 49.0%
Here:

49%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 42.3% for AGIs below $10k, 55.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 51.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 44.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 45.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$89,182
Maryland:

$72,483
Gaithersburg, MD (20879) map Nearest zip codes: 20880, 20877, 20886, 20899, 20855, 20882.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

62.7%
Maryland:

51.1%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.9%
Maryland:

5.7%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 593
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 7,603


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 336 (272 now married, 64 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 6,484 (3,520 now married, 2,964 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 20879 with a mortgage: 5,382 (497 second mortgage, 1,137 home equity loan, 76 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 689

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $2,059
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S576

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

4.7%
Whole state:

10.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

3.8%
Whole state:

5.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

7.2
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4
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  • Notable locations in zip code 20879: Lindbergh Center Business Park (A), Montgomery County Airpark Industrial Park (B), Airport Business Center (C), Anne Arundel Police Department Western District (D), Emission Testing Station (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Route 124 Plaza Shopping Center (1), The Village Mall Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 20879 include: Christ Church of Rockville (A), Goshen United Methodist Church (B), Interdenominational Church of God (C), New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 20879 include: Centerway Park (1), Cabin Branch Park (2), Strawberry Knoll Park (3), Flower Hill Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 4322000 to 2009
  • 1,3241990 to 1999
  • 4,5161980 to 1989
  • 1,9111970 to 1979
  • 1801960 to 1969
  • 701950 to 1959
  • 541940 to 1949
  • 581939 or earlier

Zip code 20879 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Gaithersburg, MD (20879)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 3581 bedroom
  • 5912 bedrooms
  • 2,7863 bedrooms
  • 1,7694 bedrooms
  • 5675+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gaithersburg, MD (20879)

  • 95no bedroom
  • 3711 bedroom
  • 6222 bedrooms
  • 7763 bedrooms
  • 2324 bedrooms
  • 295+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Gaithersburg, MD (20879) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 112no vehicle
  • 1,6681 vehicle
  • 2,7612 vehicles
  • 1,0183 vehicles
  • 4044 vehicles
  • 1085+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Gaithersburg, MD (20879) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 224no vehicle
  • 9661 vehicle
  • 7722 vehicles
  • 723 vehicles
  • 914 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,582.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $469,570.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $286,200
20879:

$286,200
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $220,900 - $385,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $639,659
Here:

$639,659
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $332,783
Here:

$332,783
State:

$224,239

In 2-unit structures: $212,920
Here:

$212,920
State:

$219,378

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,175
Here:

$196,175
State:

$176,954

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,460
Here:

$264,460
State:

$211,194

Mobile homes: $105,240
Here:

$105,240
State:

$63,596

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 6.7%

Neighborhoods in zip code 20879:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 74.4%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,197

Size of family households: 1,837 2-persons, 1,360 3-persons, 1,240 4-persons, 1,042 5-persons, 379 6-persons, 185 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,742 1-person, 283 2-persons, 63 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 25 5-persons

5,393 married couples with children.
792 single-parent households (61 men, 731 women).

54.9% of residents of 20879 zip code speak English at home.
22.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% very well, 28% well, 18% not well, 4% not at all).
11.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% very well, 22% well, 10% not well, 1% not at all).
8.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% very well, 30% well, 8% not well, 4% not at all).
3.5% of residents speak other language at home (83% very well, 11% well, 2% not well, 5% not at all).

Foreign born population: 9,545 (37.8%)
(54.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

37.8%
Whole state:

14.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 13%El Salvador
  • 8%Peru
  • 7%India
  • 5%Philippines
  • 5%Bolivia
  • 4%Iran
  • 4%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan

Most common first ancestries reported in 20879 (%)

  • 48%Other groups
  • 5%African
  • 4%German
  • 4%Irish
  • 3%English
  • 3%Italian
  • 3%European

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 3762010 or later
  • 3,0322000 to 2009
  • 2,9971990 to 1999
  • 3,531Before 1990

Zip code 20879 topographic map

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 20879 not listed on the city page:

  • WATKINS MILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 604; Location: 19001 WATKINS MILL RD, GAITHERSBURG, MD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FLOWER HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 568; Location: 18425 FLOWER HILL WAY, GAITHERSBURG, MD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • STRAWBERRY KNOLL ELEMENTARY (Students: 537; Location: 18820 STRAWBERRY KNOLL RD, GAITHERSBURG, MD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WOODFIELD ELEMENTARY (Students: 456; Location: 24200 WOODFIELD RD, GAITHERSBURG, MD; Grades: KG - 05)
There are 122 Medical Specialists in Zip Code 20879.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 20879:

All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 20879

Zip code 20879 marital status for males
Zip code 20879 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 62%Electricity
  • 37%Utility gas
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 46,879. Population change in the 1990s: -24,899 (-53.1%).

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


54% of the 20879 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Maryland.

89% of the 20879 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 6% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 425
Here:

13.8%
Maryland:

13.4%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 205
Here:

13.4%
Maryland:

15.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 244
Here:

13.9%
Maryland:

17.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 100,592Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 90,980Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 80,230Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 75,095Business and financial operations occupations
  • 71,875Management occupations
  • 69,550Architecture and engineering occupations

Companies with biggest federal contracts located in this zip code (GAITHERSBURG, MD):

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 89 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED472$235,121261$213,7511,124$227,42943$120,99591$149,869
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$222,85214$230,985119$243,1329$9,98811$199,825
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$201,32039$184,653479$269,07835$63,07356$213,346
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN67$222,87632$230,578329$262,75816$130,66725$227,598
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$214,7279$304,06777$238,3544$210,4187$124,236
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$253,59817$256,957
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$326,59911$300,204
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$315,7779$290,906
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$265,1041$332,360
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$298,1301$460,450

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 20879 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6777.8 years
John6073.1 years
William5474.2 years
James4569.1 years
Robert3867.8 years
Margaret3281.8 years
Helen3177.0 years
Charles2570.6 years
Elizabeth2576.5 years
Mildred2080.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 20879 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1774.9 years
King1277.3 years
Jones1177.1 years
Davis1072.7 years
Jackson867.7 years
Nguyen868.2 years
Thomas878.2 years
Walker780.4 years
Wilson772.4 years
Brown774.0 years
Businesses in zip code 20879
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets3
AT&T1Mazda1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
Burger King1Safeway1
CVS1Starbucks2
Costco1Subaru1
Curves1T-Mobile1
DHL1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1The Limited1
Extended Stay America1Toyota1
Extended Stay Deluxe1U-Haul3
FedEx3UPS11
Ford1Volkswagen1
Giant2Vons1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
Hyundai1

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