Bethesda, Maryland Population 2020

62,448
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Bethesda is a city located in Maryland. Bethesda has a 2020 population of 62,448. Bethesda is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,858 in 2010. Bethesda reached it's highest population of 63,168 in 2017.

The average household income in Bethesda is $229,734 with a poverty rate of 3.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,004 per month, and the median house value is $897,400. The median age in Bethesda is 43.6 years, 42.7 years for males, and 44.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males.

Bethesda Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethesda was:

  • White: 81.49%
  • Asian: 10.57%
  • Black or African American: 4.02%
  • Two or more races: 3.43%
  • Other race: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bethesda, Maryland is 62,448, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 62,448.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 60,858.

Bethesda, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,88981.49%
Asian6,60010.57%
Black or African American2,5104.02%
Two or More Races2,1443.43%
Some Other Race2560.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native490.08%
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Bethesda Population Pyramid 2020

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Bethesda Median Age

43.6


Total

42.7


Male

44.6


Female

Bethesda Adults

There are 48,489 adults, (11,977 of whom are seniors) in Bethesda.

Bethesda Age Dependency

71

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethesda Sex Ratio

Female

32,956

52.77%

Male

29,492

47.23%

Bethesda Households and Families

Bethesda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethesda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.8%19.2%
All66.2%33.8%
Female58.5%41.5%
Male56.9%43.1%
Non Family45.6%54.4%

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,5072.4166.2
Married14,2813.1680.8
Non Family9,4131.245.6
Female1,2282.7258.5
Male585356.9

3.07

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Bethesda Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5581.26%
9th to 12th Grade2380.54%
High School Graduate1,8044.07%
Some College2,6325.93%
Associates Degree1,1712.64%
Bachelors Degree13,08129.49%
Graduate Degree24,86956.07%
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Bethesda Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White33,82333,57329,889
Asian4,7834,5963,905
Hispanic3,1352,8752,456
Black1,8451,7731,101
Multiple Races848798650
Other Race164164145
Native American494912

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 88.41%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$95,786$124,528$73,648
Less Than High School$27,069$30,163$25,000
High School Grad$31,221$41,806$26,573
Some College$47,024$52,907$42,011
Bachelors Degree$78,970$102,681$60,482
Graduate Degree$120,536$149,569$95,314

$95,786

Average Earnings

$124,528

Average Male

$73,648

Average Female

Bethesda Language

Bethesda Language by Age

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Bethesda Language

73.77% of Bethesda residents speak only English, while 26.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.41% of the population.

Bethesda Poverty

Bethesda Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White46,2941,1752.54%
Asian6,5443214.91%
Hispanic4,6292264.88%
Black2,3411877.99%
Multiple2,099502.38%
Other2563112.11%

3.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.85%

Male Poverty Rate

3.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethesda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethesda is Other, with 12.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethesda is Multiple, with 2.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.74%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.42%
High School9.88%
Some College4.51%
Bachelors or Greater2.11%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.73%
Male Unemployed16.56%
Female Employed2.38%
Male Employed1.32%

Bethesda Income

Bethesda Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$159,431$229,734
Families$226,415$298,903
Married Families$241,739-
Non Families$82,284$107,599
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Bethesda Marital Status

Bethesda Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bethesda Married by Age and Sex

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Bethesda Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bethesda Marital Status by Race

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Bethesda Veterans

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2,654

Number of Veterans

2,233

Male Veterans

421

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War905
Vietnam810
First Gulf War536
Korea233
World War II149
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Age Group Veterans
75+856
65 to 74629
35 to 54501
18 to 34447
55 to 64221
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2925.79%
Black1618.46%
Asian1192.36%
Hispanic591.72%
2 or More575.65%
Other158.20%
Indian1020.41%

Bethesda Veterans by Education

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1.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethesda Employment Status

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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13.36%

Born in Maryland

77.38%

Native Born

22.62%

Foreign Born

11.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

77.38% of Bethesda residents were born in the United States, with 13.36% having been born in Maryland. 11.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202062,4480.00%
201962,4480.00%
201862,448-720-1.14%
201763,1685600.89%
201662,6085060.81%
201562,102780.13%
201462,0241,0291.69%
201360,9951,4042.36%
201259,5919301.59%
201158,661-2,197-3.61%
201060,8580.00%