Potomac, Maryland Population 2022

47,428
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Potomac is a city located in Montgomery County Maryland. With a 2020 population of 47,428, it is the 20th largest city in Maryland and the 936th largest city in the United States. Potomac is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 0.87% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,018 in 2020. Spanning over 27 miles, Potomac has a population density of 1,887 people per square mile.

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 - per month, and the median house value is -. 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 47,428 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,018.

Potomac, Maryland Population 2022

Population by Race

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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

85.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Potomac Households and Families

3.28

Average Family Size

2.85

Average Household Size

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Potomac Households by Type

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Potomac Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Potomac Educational Attainment by Race

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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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$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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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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Potomac Poverty Rate by Education

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Potomac Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Potomac Income by Household Type

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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

Potomac Veterans by War

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Potomac Veterans by Age

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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

Potomac Population by Year