Potomac, Maryland Population 2022

45,940
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Potomac is a city located in Montgomery County Maryland. Potomac has a 2020 population of 45,940. Potomac is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,965 in 2010.

The average household income in Potomac is $254,008 with a poverty rate of 3.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,024 per month, and the median house value is $905,800. The median age in Potomac is 47.4 years, 45.7 years for males, and 49 years for females.

Potomac Demographics

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

  • White: 66.52%
  • Asian: 20.83%
  • Black or African American: 5.84%
  • Two or more races: 5.16%
  • Other race: 1.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Potomac, Maryland is 45,940 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,940.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 44,965.

Potomac, Maryland Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,76866.52%
Black or African American2,7035.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native20.00%
Asian9,63620.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander310.07%
Some Other Race7271.57%
Two or More Races2,3895.16%
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Potomac Population by Race

Potomac Population Pyramid 2022

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Potomac Median Age

46.7


Total

43.1


Male

49.3


Female

Potomac Adults

There are 34,861 adults, (10,208 of whom are seniors) in Potomac.

Potomac Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Potomac Sex Ratio

Female

23,958

51.79%

Male

22,298

48.21%

Potomac Population by Age

Potomac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Potomac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.5%7.5%
All85.9%14.1%
Non Family73.4%26.6%
Female69.8%30.2%
Male63.6%36.4%

85.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Potomac Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,1312.8585.9
Married11,0053.3792.5
Male3413.2963.6
Female1,1542.9969.8
Non Family3,6311.1773.4

3.28

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Potomac Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4371.37%
9th to 12th Grade4101.28%
High School Graduate1,6975.31%
Some College2,3267.28%
Associates Degree8112.54%
Bachelors Degree9,43829.56%
Graduate Degree16,81052.65%
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Potomac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Potomac Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races1,1241,0981,009
White20,12619,81417,031
Asian6,7056,4045,607
Other Race529529434
Hispanic2,6592,5441,957
Black1,6921,579971
Islander313114
Native American2

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 2+ races people with a rate of 89.77%.

Potomac Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$102,084$131,714$71,314
Less Than 9th Grade$29,261$87,321$25,278
High School Graduate$31,332$65,463$26,235
Some College$44,958$69,479$34,861
Bachelors Degree$69,772$102,036$54,437
Graduate Degree$130,615$161,271$101,769

$102,084

Average Earnings

$131,714

Average Male

$71,314

Average Female

Potomac Earnings by Educational Attainment

Potomac Language by Age

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Potomac Language

63.64% of Potomac residents speak only English, while 36.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.02% of the population.

Potomac Language

Potomac Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple2,3891737.24%
Black2,5911535.91%
Asian9,5913723.88%
White27,9088523.05%
Other148NaN%
Hispanic4,407661.50%

3.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.70%

Male Poverty Rate

4.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potomac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Potomac is Multiple, with 7.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potomac is Hispanic, with 1.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.59%.

Potomac Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.30%
High School5.54%
Some College2.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%

Potomac Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.04%
Male Unemployed15.11%
Female Employed2.44%
Female Unemployed6.67%

Potomac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potomac Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$189,729$250,594
Families$229,928$293,268
Married Families$244,519-
Non Families$63,825$97,532
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Income by Household Type

Potomac Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

64.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.0%

Male Marriage Rate

62.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Potomac Married by Age and Sex

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Potomac Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Potomac Marital Status by Race

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Potomac Marital Status

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1,734

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War314
First Gulf War319
Vietnam630
Korea130
World War II150

Potomac Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3460
35 to 54296
55 to 64193
65 to 74395
75+790

Potomac Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4796.25%
Black1135.74%
Asian991.39%
Islander619.35%
Other Race111.79%
2+ Races261.86%
Hispanic872.78%

Potomac Veterans by Race

Potomac Veterans by Education

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2.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potomac Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Potomac Employment by Age

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Potomac Employment by Race

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Potomac 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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20.76%

Born in Potomac

72.01%

Native Born

27.99%

Foreign Born

8.81%

Non Citizen

19.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.01% of Potomac residents were born in the United States, with 20.76% having been born in Maryland. 8.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Potomac Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201044,9650.00%
201144,868-97-0.22%
201245,3604921.10%
201345,6312710.60%
201446,4758441.85%
201545,945-530-1.14%
201645,882-63-0.14%
201745,780-102-0.22%
201845,824440.10%
201945,9401160.25%
202045,9400.00%
202145,9400.00%
202245,9400.00%

Potomac Population by Year