Potomac, Maryland Population 2020

45,824

Potomac is a city located in Maryland. Potomac has a 2020 population of 45,824. Potomac is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 1.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 44,965 in 2010. Potomac reached it's highest population of 46,475 in 2014.

The average household income in Potomac is $248,797 with a poverty rate of 3.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,060 per month, and the median house value is $896,300. The median age in Potomac is 47.3 years, 45.8 years for males, and 48.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males.

Potomac Demographics

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

  • White: 69.09%
  • Asian: 21.10%
  • Black or African American: 6.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Potomac, Maryland is 45,824, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,824.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 44,965.

Potomac, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,65869.09%
Asian9,66921.10%
Black or African American2,7716.05%
Two or More Races1,3182.88%
Some Other Race3410.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.07%

Potomac Population Pyramid 2020

Potomac Median Age

47.3


Total

45.8


Male

48.7


Female

Potomac Adults

There are 34,701 adults, (10,050 of whom are seniors) in Potomac.

Potomac Age Dependency

85.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Potomac Sex Ratio

Female

23,827

52.00%

Male

21,997

48.00%

Potomac Households and Families

Potomac Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Potomac Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.2%7.8%
All87.7%12.3%
Non Family77.7%22.3%
Female76.3%23.7%
Male66.1%33.9%

87.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,2392.887.7
Married11,5873.2292.2
Non Family3,1711.1377.7
Female1,1892.9976.3
Male2923.4766.1

3.17

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Potomac Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2970.93%
9th to 12th Grade4031.26%
High School Graduate1,9866.23%
Some College2,5738.07%
Associates Degree8692.73%
Bachelors Degree9,58630.07%
Graduate Degree16,16850.71%

Potomac Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,78420,57517,266
Asian6,6166,3505,457
Hispanic2,3512,2551,582
Black1,6261,5111,002
Multiple Races618585515
Other Race259250172
Native American35359
Islander32327

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 multiple races people with a rate of 83.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$104,657$141,024$65,317
Less Than High School$33,641$26,500$35,335
High School Grad$30,039$51,528$25,461
Some College$41,972$76,313$30,275
Bachelors Degree$80,617$121,163$54,139
Graduate Degree$132,016$159,912$100,608

$104,657

Average Earnings

$141,024

Average Male

$65,317

Average Female

Potomac Language

Potomac Language by Age

Potomac Language

66.97% of Potomac residents speak only English, while 33.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 13.49% of the population.

Potomac Poverty

Potomac Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,4576432.26%
Asian9,6344494.66%
Black2,69431011.51%
Multiple1,318695.24%
Hispanic3,890521.34%
Other335102.99%

3.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.19%

Male Poverty Rate

4.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Potomac

The race most likely to be in poverty in Potomac is Black, with 11.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Potomac is Hispanic, with 1.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.01%
High School5.86%
Some College5.33%
Bachelors or Greater2.52%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed15.93%
Male Unemployed2.71%
Female Employed2.41%
Male Employed0.98%

Potomac Income

Potomac Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$188,104$248,797
Families$214,870$282,121
Married Families$230,143-
Non Families$68,153$105,206

Potomac Marital Status

Potomac Marital Status

Marriage Rates

67.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.6%

Male Marriage Rate

64.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Potomac Married by Age and Sex

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

Potomac Veterans

1,980

Number of Veterans

1,800

Male Veterans

180

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam679
Second Gulf War302
First Gulf War248
Korea199
World War II175
Age Group Veterans
75+919
65 to 74435
35 to 54368
55 to 64178
18 to 3480
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6516.76%
Asian1522.12%
Hispanic1094.00%
Black1085.65%
2 or More354.67%
Hawaiian1856.25%
Indian1645.71%

$Potomac Veterans by Education

1.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Potomac Employment Status

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Potomac 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

19.67%

Born in Maryland

72.15%

Native Born

27.85%

Foreign Born

9.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

72.15% of Potomac residents were born in the United States, with 19.67% having been born in Maryland. 9.04% 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
202045,8240.00%
201945,8240.00%
201845,824440.10%
201745,780-102-0.22%
201645,882-63-0.14%
201545,945-530-1.14%
201446,4758441.85%
201345,6312710.60%
201245,3604921.10%
201144,868-97-0.22%
201044,9650.00%