Silver Spring, MD

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Population

79,483

1.85% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$76,608

5.25% growth

Poverty Rate

11%


Number of Employees

45,569

0.605% growth

Median Property Value

$477,800

1.7% growth

About

In 2017, Silver Spring, MD had a population of 79.5k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $76,608. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Silver Spring, MD grew from 78,038 to 79,483, a 1.85% increase and its median household income grew from $72,790 to $76,608, a 5.25% increase.

The population of Silver Spring, MD is 34.2% White Alone, 28.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 27.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Silver Spring, MD speak a non-English language, and 78.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Silver Spring, MD are Montgomery Beauty School (67 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Silver Spring, MD is $477,800, and the homeownership rate is 35.9%. Most people in Silver Spring, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Silver Spring, MD is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Silver Spring, MD employs 45.6k people. The largest industries in Silver Spring, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,485 people), Public Administration (5,494 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,371 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($93,294), Finance & Insurance ($75,857), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,184).

Median household income in Silver Spring, MD is $76,608. Males in Silver Spring, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Silver Spring, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,608

2017 value

± $3,584

5.25%

1 Year Growth

± 6.21%

Households in Silver Spring, MD have a median annual income of $76,608, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,790 in 2016, which represents a 5.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Silver Spring, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7022

  2. Census Tract 7024.01

  3. Census Tract 7029

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Silver Spring, MD was Census Tract 7022 with a value of $129,318, followed by Census Tract 7024.01 and Census Tract 7029, with respective values of $123,750 and $116,081.

The following map shows all of the places in Silver Spring, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Silver Spring, MD (8.72k out of 79.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Hispanic

    3,594 ± 498

  2. Other

    2,645 ± 441

  3. Black

    2,421 ± 395

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Silver Spring, MD is Hispanic, followed by Other 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

45.6k

2017 Value

± 1,589

0.605%

1 Year growth

± 4.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Silver Spring, MD grew at a rate of 0.605%, from 45.3k employees to 45.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Silver Spring, MD, are Management Occupations (5,522 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,905 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,275 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Silver Spring, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Silver Spring, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (5,522 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,905 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,275 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Silver Spring, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.34 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.83 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Silver Spring, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($123,190), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.6k

2017 Value

± 1,589

0.605%

1 Year growth

± 4.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Silver Spring, MD grew at a rate of 0.605%, from 45.3k employees to 45.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Silver Spring, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,485 people), Public Administration (5,494 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,371 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Silver Spring, MD, though some of these residents may live in Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring, MD, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (6,485 people), Public Administration (5,494 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,371 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Silver Spring, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.58 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.03 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Silver Spring, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($93,294), Finance & Insurance ($75,857), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,184).

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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

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

86.8% of the population of Silver Spring, MD has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 6.55% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.768% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Silver Spring, MD 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

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).

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

13.2%

Uninsured

51.4%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

6.55%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

0.768%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Silver Spring, MD declined by 7.68% from 14.3% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Silver Spring, 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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Diversity

Silver Spring, MD is home to a population of 79.5k people, from which 78.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 37% of Silver Spring, MD residents were born outside of the country (29.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Silver Spring, MD is composed of 27.2k White Alone residents (34.2%), 22.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.1%), 21.6k Black or African American Alone residents (27.1%), 5.68k Asian Alone residents (7.14%), 2.3k Two or More Races residents (2.9%), 187 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.235%), 146 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.184%), and 19 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0239%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Silver Spring, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Silver Spring, MD was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Silver Spring, MD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Silver Spring, MD residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

29.4k people

37.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

29.2k people

As of 2017, 37% of Silver Spring, MD residents (29.4k 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 Silver Spring, MD was 37.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

78.1%

2017 Citizenship

76.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 78.1% of Silver Spring, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Silver Spring, MD was 76.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.2k ± 973

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22.4k ± 2.01k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    21.6k ± 1.46k

In 2017, there were 1.22 times more White Alone residents (27.2k people) in Silver Spring, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.4k Hispanic or Latino and 21.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Silver Spring, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Silver Spring, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Silver Spring, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Silver Spring, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    875 ± 249

  2. Vietnam

    661 ± 160

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    335 ± 131

Silver Spring, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Silver Spring, MD awarded 67 degrees. The student population of Silver Spring, MD is skewed towards women, with 27 male students and 76 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Silver Spring, MD are Black or African American (52 and 77.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14 and 20.9%), White (1 and 1.49%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Silver Spring, MD by number of degrees awarded are Montgomery Beauty School (67 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Silver Spring, MD are General Cosmetology (54 and 80.6%) and Barbering (13 and 19.4%).

The median tuition costs in Silver Spring, 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. 54 degrees awarded

  2. 13 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Silver Spring, MD was General Cosmetology with 54 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Silver Spring, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

67 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Silver Spring, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montgomery Beauty School with 67 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

13

Degrees Awarded to Men

54

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 13 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Silver Spring, MD, which is 0.241 times less than the 54 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

    52 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

  3. White

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Silver Spring, MD were to Black or African American students. These 52 degrees mean that there were 3.71 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Silver Spring, MD was $477,800 in 2017, which is 2.2 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $469,800 to $477,800, a 1.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Silver Spring, MD is 35.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Silver Spring, MD have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Silver Spring, MD is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$76,608

Median Household Income

± $3,584

31.3k

Number of Households

± 1,262

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.3k households in Silver Spring, MD grew to $76,608 from the previous year's value of $72,790.

The following chart displays the households in Silver Spring, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$477,800

2017 Median

± $12,443

$469,800

2016 Median

± $11,098

In 2017, the median property value in Silver Spring, MD grew to to $477,800 from the previous year's value of $469,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

35.9%

2017 Homeownership

35.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 35.9% of the housing units in Silver Spring, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 35.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Silver Spring, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Silver Spring, MD have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.92% of the workforce in Silver Spring, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    50.8%

  2. Public Transit

    28.7%

  3. Carpooled

    10.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Silver Spring, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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