Damascus, Maryland Population 2024

16,648

Damascus is a city located in Montgomery County Maryland. Damascus has a 2024 population of 16,648. Damascus is currently declining at a rate of -0.59% annually and its population has decreased by -2.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,105 in 2020.

The average household income in Damascus is $173,339 with a poverty rate of 5.05%. The median age in Damascus is 41.5 years: 40.2 years for males, and 42.8 years for females.

Damascus Demographics

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

  • White: 70.9%
  • Black or African American: 10.24%
  • Two or more races: 7.53%
  • Asian: 5.96%
  • Other race: 5.37%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
14.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,168.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.67% (-457)
The current population of Damascus, Maryland is 16,648 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,105.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,94370.9%
Black or African American1,72510.24%
Two or more races1,2697.53%
Asian1,0045.96%
Other race9055.37%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Damascus Population by Race

Damascus Population Pyramid 2024

Damascus Median Age

41.5

Total

40.2

Male

42.8

Female

Damascus Adults

There are 13,103 adults, (2,307 of whom are seniors) in Damascus.

Damascus Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Damascus Sex Ratio

Female8,47450.3%
Male8,37249.7%

Damascus Population by Age

Damascus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,7162.9491.88.2
Married3,9033.3796.43.6
Non Family1,0841.2584.415.6
Female4633.2468.931.1
Male2663.0294.75.3

3.29

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

91.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Damascus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4083.55%
Associates Degree6145.35%
Bachelors Degree3,08526.86%
Graduate Degree2,74623.91%
High School Graduate2,03517.72%
Less Than 9th Grade1791.56%
Some College2,42021.07%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Damascus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,8767,6334,159
Black1,2501,238630
Hispanic1,134894326
2+ Races869807436
Asian621524382
Other Race50635772

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 99.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.51%.

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$92,805$134,631$73,972
Graduate Degree$111,393$138,311$79,014
High School Graduate$53,324$64,500$38,504
Less Than 9th Grade$39,167$0$0
Overall$77,747$90,935$63,015
Some College$60,985$64,318$60,379

$77,747

Average Earnings

$90,935

Average Male

$63,015

Average Female

Damascus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Damascus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Damascus Language

81.3% of Damascus residents speak only English, while 18.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.11% of the population.

Damascus Language

Damascus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,1133623.26%
Hispanic2,10934716.45%
Other89511612.96%
Black1,722895.17%
Asian1,004424.18%

5.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.77%

Male Poverty Rate

5.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Damascus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Damascus is Hispanic, with 16.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Damascus is White, with 3.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.98%.

Damascus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.34%
High School7.33%
Some College4.25%
Bachelors or Greater1.29%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.68%
Male Employed2.82%
Female Employed2.16%
Male Unemployed0%

Damascus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Damascus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$163,750$189,360
Households$149,234$173,339
Married Families$180,008$-999,999,999
Non Families$75,238$96,998

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Damascus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Damascus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Damascus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Damascus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Damascus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

996

Number of Veterans

916

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War409
Second Gulf War216
Vietnam148
Korea7
World War II6

Damascus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64441
35 to 54239
65 to 74128
75+122
18 to 3466

Damascus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7658.11%
2+ Races12413.35%
Black1007.19%
Hispanic161.07%
Other Race71.04%

Damascus Veterans by Race

Damascus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Damascus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73%

Labor Force Participation

70.5%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Damascus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Damascus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.14%

Born in Damascus

87.27%

Native Born

12.73%

Foreign Born

4.01%

Non Citizen

8.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.27% of Damascus residents were born in the United States, with 45.14% having been born in Maryland. 4.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Damascus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202416,648-99-0.59%
202316,747-99-0.59%
202216,846-99-0.58%
202116,945-160-0.94%
202017,1051,85512.16%
201915,2501561.03%
201815,094-329-2.13%
201715,423-131-0.84%
201615,5542871.88%
201515,2671731.15%
201415,0942361.59%
201314,858-620-4.01%
201215,478-203-1.29%
201115,6814242.78%
201015,25700%

Damascus Population by Year