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Bethesda, MD: What you need to know

More than 1,200 trees grace the streets of Bethesda, a community whose downtown is designated an Arts & Entertainment District by the state of Maryland. Bethesda is a bedroom community of Washington, D.C. and considered one of the wealthiest and highly educated cities in America, with a median family income of about $175,000. Major employers include Walter Reed National Military Medical Center along with a number of corporate and government headquarters.



Bethesda, MD City Profile

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Population 62,102
Median Age 43
Median Household Income $144,772
Median Home Price $840,500

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Bethesda, MD Demographics

Median Population in Bethesda, MD

Median Age 43.2%
Age 18 Over 77%
Age 21 Over 74.7%
Age 62 Over 21.9%
Age 65 Over 17.9%

Race in Bethesda, MD

  Ethnicity White 82.4%
  Ethnicity Black 2.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 10.6%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Other 0.6%

Population By Gender in Bethesda, MD

  Male 46.8%
  Female 53.2%

Language in Bethesda, MD

  English Only 74.4%
  English Other 25.6%

Economics in Bethesda, MD

  Median Household Income $144,772
  Median Home Price $840,500
  Homes Owned 32.2%
  Homes Rent 67.8%
  Median Property Rent $1,892

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Commute Types in Bethesda, MD

  Walked 6.8%
  Worked at Home 9.5%
  Public Transportation 16.2%
  Other Means 3%
  Drove Alone 58.2%
  Carpooled 6.3%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 662
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