Gaithersburg, Maryland Population 2020

69,079

Gaithersburg is a city located in Montgomery County, Maryland. With a 2020 population of 69,079, it is the 4th largest city in Maryland (after Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville) and the 539th largest city in the United States. Gaithersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 15.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 59,933 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Gaithersburg has a population density of 6,695 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gaithersburg is $112,161 with a poverty rate of 9.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,697 per month, and the median house value is $389,700. The median age in Gaithersburg is 35.8 years, 34.2 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.2 males.

Gaithersburg Md Demographics

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

  • White: 47.88%
  • Asian: 18.58%
  • Black or African American: 17.55%
  • Other race: 10.99%
  • Two or more races: 4.61%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Gaithersburg, Maryland is 69,079, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 68,289. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 59,933.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,33547.88%
Asian12,54618.58%
Black or African American11,85317.55%
Some Other Race7,41910.99%
Two or More Races3,1164.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native2550.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.01%

Gaithersburg Md Population Pyramid 2020

Gaithersburg Md Median Age

35.8


Total

34.2


Male

37.5


Female

Gaithersburg Md Adults

There are 51,760 adults, (7,752 of whom are seniors) in Gaithersburg Md.

Gaithersburg Md Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaithersburg Md Sex Ratio

Female

34,249

50.72%

Male

33,280

49.28%

Gaithersburg Md Households and Families

Gaithersburg Md Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gaithersburg Md Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married60.5%39.5%
All50.5%49.5%
Female45.5%54.5%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Male31.9%68.1%

50.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All24,5402.7450.5
Married11,8313.4960.5
Non Family8,2881.3440.7
Female3,3053.3145.5
Male1,1163.3731.9

3.33

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gaithersburg Md Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,3417.28%
9th to 12th Grade2,3205.05%
High School Graduate6,90815.05%
Some College6,53914.24%
Associates Degree2,3845.19%
Bachelors Degree12,23726.66%
Graduate Degree12,17826.53%

Gaithersburg Md Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,75317,20612,099
Hispanic10,2006,2651,602
Asian9,5018,9916,648
Black7,2366,6673,350
Other Race4,3552,293483
Multiple Races1,6311,481759
Native American1439428
Islander55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,123$54,824$42,551
Less Than High School$23,354$26,835$16,988
High School Grad$28,926$36,159$25,056
Some College$36,250$41,287$32,139
Bachelors Degree$64,652$75,674$56,591
Graduate Degree$88,578$100,053$79,622

$50,123

Average Earnings

$54,824

Average Male

$42,551

Average Female

Gaithersburg Md Language

Gaithersburg Md Language by Age

Gaithersburg Md Language

49.96% of Gaithersburg Md residents speak only English, while 50.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.53% of the population.

Gaithersburg Md Poverty

Gaithersburg Md Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,1492,22412.97%
Black11,8031,38711.75%
White22,9321,2985.66%
Other7,1451,10015.40%
Asian12,5408686.92%
Multiple3,11636611.75%
Native25531.18%

9.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.67%

Male Poverty Rate

9.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaithersburg Md

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaithersburg Md is Other, with 15.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaithersburg Md is Native, with 1.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.17%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.53%
High School9.46%
Some College8.45%
Bachelors or Greater3.26%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.86%
Male Unemployed16.72%
Female Employed4.66%
Male Employed3.83%

Gaithersburg Md Income

Gaithersburg Md Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$86,427$112,161
Families$97,990$124,770
Married Families$114,320$142,487
Non Families$64,337$80,681

Gaithersburg Md Marital Status

Gaithersburg Md Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaithersburg Md Married by Age and Sex

Gaithersburg Md 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 35-44.

Gaithersburg Md Marital Status by Race

Gaithersburg Md Veterans

2,524

Number of Veterans

2,126

Male Veterans

398

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War841
Vietnam701
First Gulf War649
Korea191
World War II113
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5996.32%
Black5386.24%
Hispanic2522.10%
Asian2112.05%
2 or More965.03%
Other681.29%
Indian126.86%

$Gaithersburg Md Veterans by Education

4.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaithersburg Md Employment Status

74%

Labor Force Participation

69.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gaithersburg Md Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

26.64%

Born in Maryland

60.87%

Native Born

39.13%

Foreign Born

22.12%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

60.87% of Gaithersburg Md residents were born in the United States, with 26.64% having been born in Maryland. 22.12% 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
202069,0793950.58%
201968,6843950.58%
201868,2892580.38%
201768,0313950.58%
201667,6365210.78%
201567,1155750.86%
201466,5408521.30%
201365,6882,6444.19%
201263,0441,6022.61%
201161,4421,2532.08%
201060,1897,5761.35%
200052,61313,0712.90%
199039,54213,1184.11%
198026,42418,08012.22%
19708,3444,4978.05%
19603,8472,8476.97%
19401,0005001.75%
19005000.00%