Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD

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Population
187,369
0.477% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
Median Age
44

Poverty Rate
4.1%

Median Household Income
$148,226
2.66% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$851,200
1.89% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
92,781
1.62% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD had a population of 187k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $148,226. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD declined from 188,267 to 187,369, a -0.477% decrease and its median household income grew from $144,387 to $148,226, a 2.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.29%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.45%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%). 30.6% of the people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD speak a non-English language, and 88.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences (59 degrees awarded in 2017) and Hair Expressions Academy (44 degrees).

The median property value in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is $851,200, and the homeownership rate is 67.7%. Most people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is 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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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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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.

Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD 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.

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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 Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is home to a population of 187k people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 25.6% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents were born outside of the country (48.1k people).

In 2018, there were 5.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 13.7k 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 (13,462 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,793 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (4,719 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    128k ± 1.65k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    25k ± 952
  3. White (Hispanic)
    13.7k ± 1.02k
9.18%
Hispanic Population
17.2k people

In 2018, there were 5.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 13.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.18% of the people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are hispanic (17.2k 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
    13,462 speakers (7.54%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    7,793 speakers (4.36%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    4,719 speakers (2.64%)

30.6% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was Spanish. 7.54% of the overall population of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are native Spanish speakers. 4.36% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 2.64% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
48.1k people
26.3%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
49.4k people

As of 2018, 25.6% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents (48.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 26.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2017, 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
    3,720 ± 1,483 people
  2. India
    3,122 ± 1,360 people
  3. Iran
    2,926 ± 1,318 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was China, the natal country of 3,720 Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents, followed by India with 3,122 and Iran with 2,926.

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Citizenship

88.3%
2018 Citizenship
87.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.3% of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 87.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,234 ± 343
  2. Vietnam
    2,079 ± 227
  3. Korea
    839 ± 136

Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is $148,226. In 2018, 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 $151,026, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $141,612 and $137,761.

Males in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $104,819. The income inequality in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.491, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD employs 92.8k people. The largest industries in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are National security & international affairs (4,977 people), Legal services (4,711 people), and Scientific research & development services (4,498 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of companies & enterprises ($281,591), Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($264,675), and Legal services ($251,173).

Wages

Median Household Income

$148,226
2018 value
± $3,096
2.66%
1 Year Growth
± 3.05%

Households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have a median annual income of $148,226, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $144,387 in 2017, which represents a 2.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$162,651
Average Male Salary in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
± $17,313
$104,819
Average Female Salary in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
± $13,213

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD made 1.55 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
    $130,350 ± $12,579
  2. Asian
    $105,654 ± $21,842
  3. Two or More Races
    $86,618 ± $44,830

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD workers was White. These workers were paid 1.23 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

0.491
2017 Wage GINI in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD
0.49
2016 Wage GINI in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD

In 2017, the income inequality in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was 0.491 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.257% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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 2018, 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 $151,026, followed by Olney, Damascus, Clarksburg & Darnestown PUMA, MD and Columbia (West) & Ellicott City (Northwest) PUMA, MD, with respective values of $141,612 and $137,761.

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

4.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD (7.6k out of 185k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    4,646 ± 470
  2. Asian
    1,403 ± 264
  3. Black
    1,047 ± 216

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

92.8k
2017 Value
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 1.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 91.3k employees to 92.8k 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 (6,707 people), Miscellaneous managers (6,320 people), and Physicians & surgeons (3,333 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 (6,707 people), Miscellaneous managers (6,320 people), and Physicians & surgeons (3,333 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 (77.4 times higher than expected), Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (20.5 times), and Natural sciences managers (16 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 & surgeons ($269,759), Chief executives & legislators ($255,042), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($243,904).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

92.8k
2017 Value
1.62%
1 Year growth
± 1.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew at a rate of 1.62%, from 91.3k employees to 92.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, are National security & international affairs (4,977 people), Legal services (4,711 people), and Scientific research & development services (4,498 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 (4,977 people), Legal services (4,711 people), and Scientific research & development services (4,498 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 (11.7 times higher than expected), Business, professional, political, & similar organizations (11.5 times), and National security & international affairs (7.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, by average salary, are Management of companies & enterprises ($281,591), Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers ($264,675), and Legal services ($251,173).

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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. $24.1B
  2. $17.7B
  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

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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$180B
2015 Value in Maryland
$243B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B 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. $18.2B
  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

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

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Education

In 2017, universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD awarded 103 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is skewed towards women, with 91 male students and 115 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are Black or African American (45 and 43.7%), followed by White (33 and 32%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 11.7%), and Asian (5 and 4.85%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD by number of degrees awarded are Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences (59 and 57.3%) and Hair Expressions Academy (44 and 42.7%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD are Recording Arts Technology (58 and 56.3%), Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (38 and 36.9%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (6 and 5.83%).

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. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 37 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts with 38 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary 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. 59 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Omega Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences with 59 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

57
Degrees Awarded to Men
46
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 57 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD, which is 1.24 times more than the 46 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    45 degrees awarded
  2. White
    33 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    12 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montgomery County (South)--Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD were to Black or African American students. These 45 degrees mean that there were 1.36 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 33 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was $851,200 in 2018, which is 3.71 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $835,400 to $851,200, a 1.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD is 67.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. 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

$851,200
2018 Median
± $8,282
$835,400
2017 Median
± $8,888

In 2018, the median property value in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew to to $851,200 from the previous year's value of $835,400.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

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$148,226
Median Household Income
± $3,096
75k
Number of Households
± 1,434

In 2018, the median household income of the 75k households in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD grew to $148,226 from the previous year's value of $144,387.

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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

67.7%
2018 Homeownership
68.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.7% 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 68.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. 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

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    59.4%
  2. Public Transit
    17%
  3. Worked At Home
    9.74%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD was Drove Alone (59.4%), followed by those who Public Transit (17%) and those who Worked At Home (9.74%).

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

97.2% of the population of Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD has health coverage, with 64.1% on employee plans, 3.59% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.56% 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 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Maryland

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 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

2.75%
Uninsured
64.1%
Employer Coverage
3.59%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.56%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethesda, Potomac & North Bethesda PUMA, MD N/A by N/A from N/A% to 2.75%.

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. 15.8% prevalence
  2. 13.7% prevalence
  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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

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