Living in Potomac, MD

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-03-10

Potomac SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
10
Commute
4

Potomac, MD Cost Of Living

197
Potomac's Overall Cost Of Living
2.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Potomac, Maryland Info Snack

Potomac ( listen (help·info)) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, named for the nearby Potomac River. In 2013, CNNMoney listed Potomac as the most affluent town in all the United States based on median household income. Potomac is also the seventh most top-educated American small town according to Forbes. Bloomberg Businessweek labeled Potomac as the twenty-ninth richest zip code in the United States in 2011, stating that it had the largest population of any U.S. town with a median income of more than $240,000. In 2012, The Higley Elite 100 published a list of highest-income neighborhoods by mean household income, which included four neighborhoods in Potomac; one of these neighborhoods, "Carderock-The Palisades" was ranked the highest-income neighborhood in the United States, followed by "Beverly Hills-North of Sunset" in Beverly Hills, CA, and "Swinks Mill-Dominion Reserve" of McLean, VA. More recently, two Potomac neighborhoods were ranked among the ten wealthiest neighborhoods in the country by CNBC in 2014. Many Potomac residents work in nearby Washington, D.C.
Population
45,824
Unemployment
3.9%
Poverty
3.3%
Median Home
$896,300
Median Income
$188,104
Median Rent
$2,060

Rankings for Potomac in Maryland

Best Places Around Potomac

1

Four Corners, MD
Population 8,566

2

North Potomac, MD
Population 24,148

3

Layhill, MD
Population 4,836

4

South Kensington, MD
Population 8,769

5

Hillandale, MD
Population 6,223

6

Colesville, MD
Population 13,894

7

Olney, MD
Population 35,280

8

Kemp Mill, MD
Population 13,838

9

Clarksburg, MD
Population 23,548

10

Travilah, MD
Population 11,633

Map Of Potomac, MD

Population over time in Potomac

Year Population % Change
2017 45,824 0.1%
2016 45,780 -0.2%
2015 45,882 -0.1%
2014 45,945 -1.1%
2013 46,475 1.8%
2012 45,631 0.6%
2011 45,360 1.1%
2010 44,868 0.2%
2009 44,785 -

Race / Ethnicity in Potomac

White
62.4% (28,605)
African American
5.2% (2,364)
American Indian
0.0% (10)
Asian
21.1% (9,661)
Hawaiian
0.1% (32)
Other
0.2% (85)
Two Or More
2.5% (1,147)
Hispanic
8.6% (3,920)
Race Potomac MD USA
White 62.4% 51.4% 61.1%
African American 5.2% 29.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 21.1% 6.2% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.5% 2.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 8.6% 9.8% 17.8%

Household Income For Potomac, Maryland

Less than $10,000
2.7% (125,290)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.1% (48,535)
$15,000 to $24,999
2.1% (94,531)
$25,000 to $34,999
2.3% (104,126)
$35,000 to $49,999
3.5% (161,409)
$50,000 to $74,999
7.2% (330,720)
$75,000 to $99,999
5.8% (266,946)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.4% (659,748)
$150,000 to $199,999
13.8% (633,505)
$200,000 or more
47.1% (2,157,585)
Income Potomac MD USA
Less than $10,000 2.7% 4.7% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.1% 2.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 2.1% 6.0% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 2.3% 6.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 3.5% 10.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 7.2% 16.0% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 5.8% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.4% 18.9% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 13.8% 10.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 47.1% 11.7% 7.0%

Gender in Potomac

Female
52.0% (23,827)
Male
48.0% (21,997)
Gender Potomac MD USA
Female 52.0% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Potomac for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (458)
9-12th Grade
1.0% (458)
High School / GED
6.0% (2,749)
Some College
8.0% (3,665)
Associate's Degree
3.0% (1,374)
Bachelor's Degree
30.0% (13,747)
Master's Degree
26.0% (11,914)
Professional Degree
15.0% (6,873)
Doctorate Degree
10.0% (4,582)
Education Potomac MD USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 1.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 6.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 8.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 3.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 26.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 15.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 10.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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