Silver Spring, Maryland Population 2021

81,773
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Silver Spring is a city located in Montgomery County Maryland. Silver Spring has a 2020 population of 81,773. Silver Spring is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 14.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,452 in 2010. Silver Spring reached it's highest population of 81,773 in 2019.

The average household income in Silver Spring is $109,348 with a poverty rate of 10.57%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,665 per month, and the median house value is $516,900. The median age in Silver Spring is 34.5 years, 33.7 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Silver Spring Demographics

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

  • White: 39.86%
  • Black or African American: 28.43%
  • Other race: 19.73%
  • Asian: 7.40%
  • Two or more races: 4.24%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Silver Spring, Maryland is 81,773 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 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,59139.86%
Black or African American23,25228.43%
Some Other Race16,13719.73%
Asian6,0537.40%
Two or More Races3,4674.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native2730.33%
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Silver Spring Population by Race

Silver Spring Population Pyramid $2021

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Silver Spring Median Age

34.5


Total

33.7


Male

35.3


Female

Silver Spring Adults

There are 63,445 adults, (8,522 of whom are seniors) in Silver Spring.

Silver Spring Age Dependency

48.9

Age Dependency Ratio

15.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Silver Spring Sex Ratio

Female

41,653

50.94%

Male

40,120

49.06%

Silver Spring Population by Age

Silver Spring Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Silver Spring Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.1%44.9%
All35.7%64.3%
Female34.6%65.4%
Male24.6%75.4%
Non Family19.4%80.6%

35.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Silver Spring Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,8272.5635.7
Non Family13,8861.3519.4
Married12,9703.4155.1
Female3,1553.734.6
Male1,8163.7424.6

3.34

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

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Silver Spring Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0318.95%
9th to 12th Grade3,3836.02%
High School Graduate7,97314.19%
Some College6,23311.09%
Associates Degree2,7014.81%
Bachelors Degree13,41023.86%
Graduate Degree17,46331.08%
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Silver Spring Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Silver Spring Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,80920,52217,042
Black16,84915,5287,914
Hispanic12,8506,8732,638
Other Race8,6063,779902
Asian4,4283,6812,554
2+ Races1,8251,7301,140
Native American22213353

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 81.90%.

Silver Spring Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,431$53,378$45,828
Less Than 9th Grade$26,091$28,271$21,171
High School Graduate$27,259$31,627$25,188
Some College$37,391$40,027$34,541
Bachelors Degree$56,294$62,704$50,826
Graduate Degree$85,901$94,019$78,077

$50,431

Average Earnings

$53,378

Average Male

$45,828

Average Female

Silver Spring Earnings by Educational Attainment

Silver Spring Language by Age

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Silver Spring Language

54.82% of Silver Spring residents speak only English, while 45.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.71% of the population.

Silver Spring Language

Silver Spring Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic22,4543,79016.88%
Other15,7602,88518.31%
Black23,2092,60711.23%
White27,1261,0613.91%
Asian6,05375212.42%
Multiple3,46751614.88%

10.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.78%

Male Poverty Rate

12.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Silver Spring

The race most likely to be in poverty in Silver Spring is Other, with 18.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Silver Spring is White, with 3.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.44%.

Silver Spring Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.56%
High School9.29%
Some College6.96%
Bachelors or Greater4.70%

Silver Spring Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed30.06%
Male Unemployed28.06%
Male Employed5.60%
Female Employed5.09%

Silver Spring Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Silver Spring Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$83,782$109,348
Families$100,277$128,423
Married Families$121,644-
Non Families$65,897$80,736
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Income by Household Type

Silver Spring Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Silver Spring Married by Age and Sex

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Silver Spring 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 35-44.

Silver Spring Marital Status by Race

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Silver Spring Marital Status

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2,158

Number of Veterans

1,777

Male Veterans

381

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War683
Vietnam665
First Gulf War442
Korea99
World War II53

Silver Spring Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74529
55 to 64523
35 to 54387
75+363
18 to 34356

Silver Spring Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2864.77%
Black7163.83%
Hispanic1440.96%
2+ Races813.89%
Other Race580.57%
Asian170.33%

Silver Spring Veterans by Race

Silver Spring Veterans by Education

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3.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Silver Spring Veterans by Education

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78.3%

Labor Force Participation

73.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Silver Spring Employment by Age

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Silver Spring Employment by Race

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Silver Spring 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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21.17%

Born in Silver Spring

63.50%

Native Born

36.50%

Foreign Born

21.93%

Non Citizen

14.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.50% of Silver Spring residents were born in the United States, with 21.17% having been born in Maryland. 21.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Silver Spring Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202181,7730.00%
202081,7730.00%
201981,7732,0232.54%
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%

Silver Spring Population by Year