Potomac SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8.5
Education
10
Commute
4

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
45,780
Unemployment
3.1%
Poverty
3.3%
Median Home
$893,600
Median Income
$187,568
Median Rent
$1,860

Rankings for Potomac in Maryland

Best Places Around Potomac

1

Four Corners, MD
Population 8,361

2

North Potomac, MD
Population 24,236

3

Layhill, MD
Population 4,981

4

South Kensington, MD
Population 8,684

5

Hillandale, MD
Population 5,734

6

Colesville, MD
Population 14,633

7

Olney, MD
Population 35,766

8

Kemp Mill, MD
Population 13,445

9

Clarksburg, MD
Population 22,100

10

Travilah, MD
Population 12,204

Map Of Potomac, MD

Population over time in Potomac

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

Race / Ethnicity in Potomac

White
64.7% (29,642)
African American
5.2% (2,394)
American Indian
0.0% (18)
Asian
19.6% (8,962)
Hawaiian
0.1% (33)
Other
0.1% (60)
Two Or More
1.9% (868)
Hispanic
8.3% (3,803)
Race Potomac MD USA
White 64.7% 51.9% 61.5%
African American 5.2% 29.3% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 19.6% 6.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.9% 2.6% 2.3%
Hispanic 8.3% 9.6% 17.6%

Household Income For Potomac, Maryland

Less than $10,000
2.5% (114,450)
$10,000 to $14,999
1.2% (54,936)
$15,000 to $24,999
2.1% (96,138)
$25,000 to $34,999
2.2% (100,716)
$35,000 to $49,999
3.3% (151,074)
$50,000 to $74,999
6.9% (315,882)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.5% (297,570)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.6% (668,388)
$150,000 to $199,999
13.9% (636,342)
$200,000 or more
46.8% (2,142,504)
Income Potomac MD USA
Less than $10,000 2.5% 4.9% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 1.2% 3.0% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 2.1% 6.3% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 2.2% 6.9% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 3.3% 10.3% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 6.9% 16.5% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.5% 13.1% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.6% 18.7% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 13.9% 9.7% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 46.8% 10.7% 6.3%

Gender in Potomac

Female
51.9% (23,773)
Male
48.1% (22,006)
Gender Potomac MD USA
Female 51.9% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Potomac for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.2% (533)
9-12th Grade
1.4% (656)
High School / GED
6.1% (2,789)
Some College
8.0% (3,664)
Associate's Degree
2.7% (1,237)
Bachelor's Degree
30.0% (13,745)
Master's Degree
25.9% (11,874)
Professional Degree
15.1% (6,904)
Doctorate Degree
9.6% (4,374)
Education Potomac MD USA
< 9th Grade 1.2% 4.1% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 1.4% 6.1% 7.2%
High School / GED 6.1% 25.1% 27.3%
Some College 8.0% 19.2% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 2.7% 6.5% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 21.0% 19.1%
Master's Degree 25.9% 12.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 15.1% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 9.6% 2.5% 1.4%

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