Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD

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2019 Population
187,464
0.0507% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
44.3
0.682% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
4.16%
1.49% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$154,773
4.42% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$860,000
1.03% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
93,468
0.194% 1-year growth

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In 2019, Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD had a population of 187k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $154,773. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew from 187,369 to 187,464, a 0.0507% increase and its median household income grew from $148,226 to $154,773, a 4.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), White (Hispanic) (7.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.66%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%). 31.1% of the households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 88.6% of the residents in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are SANS Technology Institute (105 degrees awarded in 2019), Hair Expressions Academy (74 degrees), and Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences (61 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was $860,000, and the homeownership rate was 67.6%. Most people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda 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).

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is home to a population of 187k people, from which 88.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 43% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents were born outside of the country (80.6k people).

In 2019, there were 5.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are Spanish (14,454 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,610 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (5,096 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    126k ± 1.76k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    24.7k ± 981
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.2k ± 1.07k
9.77%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2019, there were 5.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.77% of the people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are hispanic (18.3k people).

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    14,454 speakers (8.1%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    7,610 speakers (4.26%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    5,096 speakers (2.86%)

31.1% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was Spanish. 8.1% of the overall population of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are native Spanish speakers. 4.26% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.86% speak French (Incl. Cajun), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

43%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
80.6k people
25.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
48.1k people

As of 2019, 43% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents (80.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 25.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
49
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    3,814 ± 1,501 people
  2. India
    3,121 ± 1,360 people
  3. Iran
    2,680 ± 1,262 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was China, the natal country of 3,814 Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents, followed by India with 3,121 and Iran with 2,680.

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Citizenship

88.6%
2019 Citizenship
88.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 88.6% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,339 ± 362
  2. Vietnam
    1,983 ± 226
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    936 ± 207

Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.18 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is $154,773. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD with a value of $159,588, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $145,617 and $141,258.

Males in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $112,696. The income inequality in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD employs 93.5k people. The largest industries in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are National security & international affairs (5,028 people), Legal services (4,723 people), and Scientific research & development services (4,544 people), and the highest paying industries are Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers ($326,801), Waste management & remediation services ($291,702), and Other information services, except libraries & archives, & internet publishing & broadcasting & web search portals ($289,739).

Wages

Median Household Income

$154,773
2019 value
± $4,512
4.42%
1 Year Growth
± 3.43%

Households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have a median annual income of $154,773, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $148,226 in 2018, which represents a 4.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$170,503
Average Male Salary in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
± $18,045
$112,696
Average Female Salary in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
± $13,747

In 2019, full-time male employees in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD made 1.51 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
  1. White
    $137,495 ± $13,262
  2. Asian
    $115,192 ± $23,970
  3. Two or More Races
    $86,859 ± $47,243

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD workers was White. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD.

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Wage Distribution

0.486
2019 Wage GINI in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
0.489
2018 Wage GINI in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD

In 2019, the income inequality in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 0.486 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.667% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD with a value of $159,588, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $145,617 and $141,258.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD (7.72k out of 185k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    4,897 ± 495
  2. Hispanic
    1,283 ± 276
  3. Asian
    1,230 ± 235

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

93.5k
2019 Value
0.194%
1 Year growth
± 0.194%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 0.194%, from 93.3k employees to 93.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (7,233 people), Other managers (4,972 people), and Physicians (3,242 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, by number of employees, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (7,233 people), Other managers (4,972 people), and Physicians (3,242 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Economists (83.5 times higher than expected), Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (18.6 times), and Astronomers & physicists (15 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, by average salary, are Physicians ($286,499), Chief executives & legislators ($267,678), and Sales managers ($255,854).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

93.5k
2019 Value
0.194%
1 Year growth
± 0.194%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 0.194%, from 93.3k employees to 93.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, are National security & international affairs (5,028 people), Legal services (4,723 people), and Scientific research & development services (4,544 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, though some of these residents may live in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, by number of employees, are National security & international affairs (5,028 people), Legal services (4,723 people), and Scientific research & development services (4,544 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD has an unusually high number of Scientific research & development services (11.3 times higher than expected), Business, professional, political, & similar organizations (9.04 times), and National security & international affairs (8.02 times) industries.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $25.4B
  2. $20.9B
  3. $20.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $25.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($20.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$231B
2018 Value in Maryland
$419B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
81.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maryland trade was $231B. This is expected to increase 81.8% to $419B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24B
  2. $23.6B
  3. $9.87B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $23.6B and New York and $9.87B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 60.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.9%), followed by Gary Johnson (2.86%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Maryland
60.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 88.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 84.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maryland colored by their party leaning.

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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 2019, universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD awarded 240 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is skewed towards men, with 545 male students and 160 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are White (120 and 51.1%), followed by Black or African American (67 and 28.5%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 12.3%), and Unknown (8 and 3.4%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD by number of degrees awarded are SANS Technology Institute (105 and 43.8%), Hair Expressions Academy (74 and 30.8%), and Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences (61 and 25.4%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are Computer & Information Systems Security (105 and 43.8%), Recording Arts Technology (59 and 24.6%), and Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (49 and 20.4%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. 80 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Postbaccalaureate Certificate recipients in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Postbaccalaureate Certificate from schools in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 105 degrees awarded
  2. 74 degrees awarded
  3. 61 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was SANS Technology Institute with 105 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

160
Degrees Awarded to Men
80
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 160 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, which is 2 times more than the 80 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    120 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    67 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    29 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was White students. These 120 degrees mean that there were 1.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was $860,000 in 2019, which is 3.58 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $851,200 to $860,000, a 1.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$860,000
2019 Median
± $8,392
$851,200
2018 Median
± $8,282

In 2019, the median property value in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew to to $860,000 from the previous year's value of $851,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $750k - $1000k range.

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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.
$154,773
Median Household Income
± $4,512
75.2k
Number of Households
± 1,448

In 2019, the median household income of the 75.2k households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew to $154,773 from the previous year's value of $148,226.

The following chart displays the households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.6%
2019 Homeownership
67.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 67.6% of the housing units in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (59.1%)
  2. Public Transit (17.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.65%)

In 2019, 59.1% of workers in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (17.1%) and those who worked at home (9.65%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

97.3% of the population of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD has health coverage, with 64.3% on employee plans, 3.6% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Maryland see 1129 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1141 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 364 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,129 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,129 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,141 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$4,343
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,677
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,000
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

2.74%
Uninsured
64.3%
Employer Coverage
3.6%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD declined by 0.413% from 2.75% to 2.74%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 15.9% prevalence
  3. 14.5% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 18.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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