Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD

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2022 Population
123,729
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
N/A 1-year N/A
2022 Poverty Rate
4.63%
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2022 Median Household Income
$165,057
2022 Median Property Value
$875,900

About

In 2022, Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD had a population of 124k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $165,057.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (23%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.82%), and White (Hispanic) (4.48%).

39.7% of the households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89% of the residents in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are Hair Expressions Academy (94 degrees awarded in 2022) and Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences (17 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was $875,900, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%.

Most people in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Downtown Bethesda, Maryland as viewed through an opening in the Mary Ann Mears sculpture 'Beacon' (1985).

Population & Diversity

Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD is home to a population of 124k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2022, 32.3% of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD residents were born outside of the country (39.9k people).

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.8k people) in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.87k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (10,445 households), Spanish (10,107 households), and Persian (Incl. Farsi, Dari) (2,651 households).

Citizenship

89%
2022 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89% of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    64.8k ± 2.2k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    28.4k ± 1.54k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.87k ± 1.14k
11.1%
Hispanic Population
13.8k people

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.8k people) in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 9.87k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are hispanic (13.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
39.9k people

As of 2022, 32.3% of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD residents (39.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    10,445 households (8.81%)
  2. Spanish
    10,107 households (8.52%)
  3. Persian (Incl. Farsi, Dari)
    2,651 households (2.24%)

39.7% of the households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 8.81% of the households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,144 ± 237
  2. Vietnam
    988 ± 190
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    604 ± 137

Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD employs N/A people. The largest industries in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are Computer Systems Design (3,397 people), Scientific research & development services (3,214 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (2,839 people), and the highest paying industries are Car Dealers ($331,463), Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals ($306,994), and Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($297,604).

Workforce Diversity

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The workforce of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD in 2020 was N/A people, with N/A% woman, and N/A% men.

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Occupations

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In N/A, there were N/A employees (± N/A) in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (3,903 people), Other managers (2,998 people), and Software developers (1,928 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

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In N/A, there were N/A employees (± N/A) in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD, are Computer Systems Design (3,397 people), Scientific research & development services (3,214 people), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services (2,839 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD, though some of these residents may live in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$116,708
Median earning men ± $3,085
$79,812
Median earning women ± $4,097

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($147,438), and Manufacturing ($140,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($136,176), Manufacturing ($131,328), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($118,235).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD awarded 111 degrees. The student population of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 83 male students and 41 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are Black or African American (51 and 45.9%), followed by White (37 and 33.3%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 18%), and Unknown (3 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD by number of degrees awarded are Hair Expressions Academy (94 and 84.7%) and Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences (17 and 15.3%).

The most popular majors in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (60 and 54.1%), Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (34 and 30.6%), and Recording Arts Technology (17 and 15.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.72% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.823% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD in 2022 were Graduate Degree (40.9k), Bachelors Degree (27.8k), and Primary Education (11.4k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was $875,900 in 2022, which is 3.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between N/A and 2022 the median property value increased from N/A to $875,900, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD is 68.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD is $165,057. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was South Montgomery County--South Bethesda & Chevy Chase PUMA, MD with a value of $195,376, followed by West Howard County--Ellicott City (North & West), Fulton & Highland PUMA, MD and North Montgomery County--Olney, Damascus & Darnestown PUMA, MD, with respective values of $169,655 and $168,773.

Property

$875,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,146
$32,420
Median Property Taxes
±$1,073

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.4% of the housing units in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD were occupied by their owner.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was South Montgomery County--South Bethesda & Chevy Chase PUMA, MD with a value of $195,376, followed by West Howard County--Ellicott City (North & West), Fulton & Highland PUMA, MD and North Montgomery County--Olney, Damascus & Darnestown PUMA, MD, with respective values of $169,655 and $168,773.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$165,057
Median Household Income
± $4,893
47.4k
Number of Households
± 1,565

In 2022, the median household income of the 47.4k households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was $165,057.

The following chart displays the households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.482
2022 Wage GINI in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD
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N/A Wage GINI in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD

In 2022, the income inequality in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 51.8% decline from N/A to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (53%)
  2. Worked At Home (29.4%)
  3. Public Transit (8.6%)

In 2022, 53% of workers in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (29.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.6%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD (5.67k out of 122k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.3% of the population of Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD has health coverage, with 63.3% on employee plans, 5.35% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1118 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1129 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1256 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,118 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,118 patients per year. This represents a 0.974% decrease from the previous year (1,129 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Maryland in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 42.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

2.69%
Uninsured
63.3%
Employer Coverage
5.35%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
1%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Southwest Montgomery County--North Bethesda & Potomac PUMA, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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