Bethesda, Maryland Population 2022

63,195
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Bethesda is a city located in Montgomery County Maryland. Bethesda has a 2020 population of 63,195. Bethesda is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 3.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,858 in 2010.

The average household income in Bethesda is $237,066 with a poverty rate of 3.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,075 per month, and the median house value is $927,600. The median age in Bethesda is 43.4 years, 42.9 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Bethesda Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bethesdawas:

  • White: 77.79%
  • Asian: 10.74%
  • Two or more races: 5.26%
  • Black or African American: 4.71%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Bethesda, Maryland is 63,195 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 63,195.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 60,858.

Bethesda, Maryland Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White50,63477.79%
Black or African American3,0674.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native1080.17%
Asian6,98910.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.01%
Some Other Race8581.32%
Two or More Races3,4275.26%
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Bethesda Population by Race

Bethesda Population Pyramid 2022

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Bethesda Median Age

42.8


Total

42.1


Male

43.4


Female

Bethesda Adults

There are 50,003 adults, (11,986 of whom are seniors) in Bethesda.

Bethesda Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bethesda Sex Ratio

Female

34,176

52.50%

Male

30,916

47.50%

Bethesda Population by Age

Bethesda Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bethesda Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
All66.5%33.5%
Female57.2%42.8%
Male47.8%52.2%
Non Family46.2%53.8%

66.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bethesda Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,0402.4766.5
Married15,0883.1980.2
Male6552.847.8
Female1,3052.757.2
Non Family8,9921.246.2

3.09

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Bethesda Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6741.48%
9th to 12th Grade2810.62%
High School Graduate1,8284.01%
Some College2,2724.98%
Associates Degree9972.19%
Bachelors Degree13,21428.99%
Graduate Degree26,31457.73%
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Bethesda Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bethesda Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American333
Other Race600600555
White33,32533,02929,995
Asian5,0204,8354,411
2+ Races1,5931,5431,220
Hispanic3,9743,6803,026
Black2,2612,1071,268
Islander99

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Bethesda Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$102,623$130,660$75,259
Less Than 9th Grade$22,212$25,781$21,583
High School Graduate$38,919$41,447$37,432
Some College$50,625$55,509$46,507
Bachelors Degree$82,837$105,294$67,723
Graduate Degree$129,936$155,374$97,813

$102,623

Average Earnings

$130,660

Average Male

$75,259

Average Female

Bethesda Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bethesda Language by Age

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Bethesda Language

72.96% of Bethesda residents speak only English, while 27.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 12.27% of the population.

Bethesda Language

Bethesda Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,96439713.39%
Asian6,9523765.41%
Hispanic5,8122213.80%
White46,2841,2712.75%
Other86NaN%
Multiple3,362361.07%

3.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.80%

Male Poverty Rate

4.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bethesda

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bethesda is Black, with 13.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bethesda is Multiple, with 1.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.92%.

Bethesda Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.67%
High School9.97%
Some College10.91%
Bachelors or Greater2.15%

Bethesda Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.16%
Male Unemployed14.26%
Female Employed2.65%
Female Unemployed10.40%

Bethesda Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bethesda Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$172,873$246,857
Families$244,038$318,492
Married Families$250,000-
Non Families$84,013$108,673
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Income by Household Type

Bethesda Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.6%

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 Marital Status

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2,716

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War929
First Gulf War541
Vietnam794
Korea353
World War II73

Bethesda Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34450
35 to 54466
55 to 64292
65 to 74534
75+974

Bethesda Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2975.87%
Black1727.13%
Asian1041.95%
Other Race223.59%
2+ Races1217.00%
Hispanic781.83%

Bethesda Veterans by Race

Bethesda Veterans by Education

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2.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bethesda Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bethesda Employment by Age

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Bethesda Employment by Race

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Bethesda Employment by Education

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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13.81%

Born in Bethesda

76.25%

Native Born

23.75%

Foreign Born

12.27%

Non Citizen

11.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.25% of Bethesda residents were born in the United States, with 13.81% having been born in Maryland. 12.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bethesda Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201060,8580.00%
201158,661-2,197-3.61%
201259,5919301.59%
201360,9951,4042.36%
201462,0241,0291.69%
201562,102780.13%
201662,6085060.81%
201763,1685600.89%
201862,448-720-1.14%
201963,1957471.20%
202063,1950.00%
202163,1950.00%
202263,1950.00%

Bethesda Population by Year