Silver Spring, Maryland Population 2020

79,750

Silver Spring is a city located in Maryland. Silver Spring has a 2020 population of 79,750. Silver Spring is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 11.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,452 in 2010. Silver Spring reached it's highest population of 79,750 in 2018.

The average household income in Silver Spring is $104,876 with a poverty rate of 10.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,624 per month, and the median house value is $497,200. The median age in Silver Spring is 34.7 years, 34.6 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.7 males.

Silver Spring Demographics

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

  • White: 41.17%
  • Black or African American: 29.45%
  • Other race: 17.07%
  • Asian: 7.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Silver Spring, Maryland is 79,750, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 79,750.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 71,452.

Silver Spring, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,83141.17%
Black or African American23,49029.45%
Some Other Race13,61417.07%
Asian6,1997.77%
Two or More Races3,3434.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native2530.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.03%

Silver Spring Population Pyramid 2020

Silver Spring Median Age

34.7


Total

34.6


Male

34.9


Female

Silver Spring Adults

There are 61,830 adults, (8,227 of whom are seniors) in Silver Spring.

Silver Spring Age Dependency

48.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Silver Spring Sex Ratio

Female

40,759

51.11%

Male

38,991

48.89%

Silver Spring Households and Families

Silver Spring Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Silver Spring Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.5%45.5%
All35.8%64.2%
Female32.2%67.8%
Male24%76%
Non Family21.2%78.8%

35.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,5412.5235.8
Non Family13,9611.3321.2
Married12,6653.3854.5
Female2,8933.6832.2
Male2,0223.6124

3.31

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Silver Spring Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4968.16%
9th to 12th Grade3,0975.62%
High School Graduate7,68813.95%
Some College6,51611.82%
Associates Degree2,5974.71%
Bachelors Degree13,33424.20%
Graduate Degree17,38131.54%

Silver Spring Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,23520,92317,380
Black16,82415,4617,294
Hispanic11,5346,4302,728
Other Race7,2743,1781,033
Asian4,5703,7532,680
Multiple Races1,8221,7551,139
Native American17312357
Islander2020

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 white people with a rate of 81.85%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,296$53,746$43,682
Less Than High School$26,042$27,383$20,636
High School Grad$28,256$36,398$21,962
Some College$36,425$39,967$33,170
Bachelors Degree$54,565$63,587$46,494
Graduate Degree$82,573$91,809$72,045

$50,296

Average Earnings

$53,746

Average Male

$43,682

Average Female

Silver Spring Language

Silver Spring Language by Age

Silver Spring Language

56.41% of Silver Spring residents speak only English, while 43.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.04% of the population.

Silver Spring Poverty

Silver Spring Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,3953,64717.88%
Other13,4332,63219.59%
Black23,4522,51610.73%
White27,4781,4075.12%
Asian6,19081613.18%
Multiple3,34340011.97%
Native253135.14%

10.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.78%

Male Poverty Rate

12.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Silver Spring

The race most likely to be in poverty in Silver Spring is Other, with 19.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Silver Spring is White, with 5.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.72%
High School10.02%
Some College7.00%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.34%
Male Unemployed30.63%
Female Employed5.79%
Male Employed5.11%

Silver Spring Income

Silver Spring Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$80,787$104,876
Families$97,040$122,559
Married Families$118,074-
Non Families$64,254$78,465

Silver Spring Marital Status

Silver Spring Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Silver Spring Married by Age and Sex

Silver Spring 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.

Silver Spring Marital Status by Race

Silver Spring Veterans

2,525

Number of Veterans

2,100

Male Veterans

425

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War835
Vietnam742
First Gulf War529
Korea127
World War II71
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64583
35 to 54563
65 to 74558
75+415
18 to 34406
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4245.26%
Black8434.51%
Hispanic2541.88%
2 or More1296.19%
Other1001.17%
Asian290.56%

$Silver Spring Veterans by Education

5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Silver Spring Employment Status

78%

Labor Force Participation

72.8%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

Silver Spring 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

20.83%

Born in Maryland

64.09%

Native Born

35.91%

Foreign Born

21.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

64.09% of Silver Spring residents were born in the United States, with 20.83% having been born in Maryland. 21.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202079,7500.00%
201979,7500.00%
201879,7502670.34%
201779,4831,4451.85%
201678,0385780.75%
201577,4601,7122.26%
201475,7483620.48%
201375,3869101.22%
201274,4761,5342.10%
201172,9421,4902.09%
201071,4520.00%