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About the photo: Aerial view of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (Building 10), NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD


The economy of Bethesda, MD employs 32,063 people. The economy of Bethesda, MD is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Public Admin.; and Information, which employ respectively 3.66; 3.16; and 2.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bethesda, MD are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (8,213), Public Admin. (4,848), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,356), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($120,504), Utilities ($113,819), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($110,915).

Median household income in Bethesda, MD is $144,772. Males in Bethesda, MD have an average income that is 1.73 times higher than the average income of females, which is $93,977. The income inequality of Bethesda, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.517 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bethesda, MD. In Montgomery County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 138 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,492. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.


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Bethesda, MD is home to a population of 62,102 people, from which 89.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bethesda, MD is composed of 47,034 White residents (75.7%), 6,539 Asian residents (10.5%), 4,758 Hispanic residents (7.66%), 1,911 Two+ residents (3.08%), and 1,638 Black residents (2.64%). The most common foreign languages in Bethesda, MD are Spanish (3,562 speakers), French (1,489 speakers), and Chinese (1,393 speakers), but compared to other places, Bethesda, MD has a relative high number of Hungarian (175 speakers), Greek (615 speakers), and Persian (622 speakers).


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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethesda, MD is $840,500, which is 4.32 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $821,000 to $840,500, a 2.38% increase. The homeownership rate of Bethesda, MD is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethesda, MD have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bethesda, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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