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Population (year 2000): 55,277
Males: 25,820 (46.7%), Females: 29,457 (53.3%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $99,102 (year 2000)
Median house value: $396,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Bethesda:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.8%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Black (2.7%)
  • Chinese (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian Indian (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Korean (1.1%)
  • Japanese (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), English (13.1%), German (13.0%), Russian (6.1%), Italian (5.8%), Polish (4.7%).Maryland

Elevation: 303 feet

Land area: 13.1 square miles

Bethesda,

For population 25 years and over in Bethesda

  • High school or higher: 97.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 78.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 48.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bethesda CDP

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 59.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

21.4% Foreign born (7.7% Asia, 7.4% Europe, 4.3% Latin America).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (8.4 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (152.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: MD (1.7 miles Somerset, Chase, MD (2.0 miles Chevy Village, MD (2.2 miles Friendship MD (2.2 miles Brookmont, Echo, MD (2.3 miles Glen Chase, MD (2.6 miles Chevy Chase Village, MD (2.6 miles Chevy Chase Section Five, MD (2.6 miles Chevy

Latitude: 38.98 N, Longitude: 77.11 W


Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (26.6%), Educational,health and social services (19.2%), Public administration (12.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +38,222 (+69.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,170 (27.7%)

Average climate in Bethesda, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bethesda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Bethesda city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 4/1/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the city center injured 37 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Lisa Loeb - (born 1968), musician, singer-songwriter, Richard Schiff, Robert Hays - (born 1947), actor, Colin Cloherty - College football player (Brown Bears).

Main business address for: AMERICAN CAPITAL STRATEGIES LTD, COSTAR GROUP INC (SERVICES-BUSINESS SERVICES, NEC), MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC /MD/ (HOTELS & MOTELS), HOST MARRIOTT L P (HOTELS & MOTELS), HOST MARRIOTT CORP/ (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), EAGLE BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), COVENTRY HEALTH CARE INC (HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICE PLANS), SBM CERTIFICATE CO and 8 other public companies.


Hospital/medical center in Bethesda:
  • SUBURBAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (8600 OLD GEORGETOWN RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bethesda:
  • SIBLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; SILVER SPRING, MD)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WASHINGTON, DC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bethesda:
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 11 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 22 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 24 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: IAD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bethesda:
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 12 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: 09W)
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK (about 13 miles; GAITHERSBURG, MD; ID: GAI)
  • COLLEGE PARK (about 14 miles; COLLEGE PARK, MD; ID: CGS)

Amtrak stations near Bethesda:
  • 8 miles: ROCKVILLE (HUNGERFORD DR. & PARK ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: WASHINGTON (50 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. N.E.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: ALEXANDRIA (110 CALLAHAN DR.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Colleges/Universities in Bethesda:
  • UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH SCI (Full-time enrollment: 836; Location: 4301 JONES BRIDGE RD; Public; Website: www.usuhs.mil; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • WEICHERT REAL ESTATE SCHOOL (Location: 6610 ROCKLEDGE DR STE 100; Private, for-profit)
  • NAVAL POSTGRADUATE DENTAL SCHOOL (Location: 8901 WISCONSIN AVE; Public)
  • FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED EDUCATION IN THE SCIENCES (Location: 1 CLOISTER CT; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.FAES.ORG)
  • MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER OF THE AMER INST OF BANKING (Location: 8120 WOODMONT AVE STE 410; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.midatlanticaib.com)
  • WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Location: 4850 RUGBY AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bethesda:
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; Full-time enrollment: 8,859)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 6 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; ARLINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,479)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • MONTGOMERY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD; FT enrollment: 11,829)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 9 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 4,472)
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 11,674)
Public high schools in Bethesda:
  • WALTER JOHNSON HIGH (Students: 1,878; Location: 6400 ROCK SPRING DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WALT WHITMAN HIGH (Students: 1,876; Location: 7100 WHITTIER BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BETHESDA-CHEVY CHASE HIGH (Students: 1,608; Location: 4301 EAST-WEST HWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Bethesda:
  • FRENCH INTERNATIONAL SCH (Students: 1,054; Location: 9600 FOREST ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • STONE RIDGE SCHOOL OF THE SACR (Students: 795; Location: 9101 ROCKVILLE PIKE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LANDON SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 6101 WILSON LANE; Grades: 3 - 12; Boys only)
  • WASHINGTON WALDORF SCHOOL (Students: 317; Location: 4800 SANGAMORE ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Bethesda:
  • THOMAS W. PYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,271; Location: 6311 WILSON LANE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WESTLAND MIDDLE (Students: 978; Location: 5511 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NORTH BETHESDA MIDDLE (Students: 714; Location: 8935 BRADMOOR DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WOOD ACRES ELEMENTARY (Students: 593; Location: 5800 CROMWELL DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ASHBURTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 551; Location: 6314 LONE OAK DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GLEN HAVEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 516; Location: 5701 GROSVENOR LA; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BURNING TREE ELEMENTARY (Students: 505; Location: 7900 BEECH TREE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WYNGATE ELEMENTARY (Students: 483; Location: 9300 WADSWORTH DR; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BETHESDA ELEMENTARY (Students: 408; Location: 7600 ARLINGTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BRADLEY HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 397; Location: 8701 HARTSDALE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Bethesda:
  • ST JANE DE CHANTAL SCHOOL (Students: 529; Location: 9525 OLD GEORGETOWN RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NORWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 479; Location: 8821 RIVER ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WASHINGTON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 299; Location: 5600 LITTLE FALLS PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BETHESDA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 5615 BEECH AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LITTLE FLOWER SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 5601 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 7500 PEARL STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WOODS ACADEMY (Students: 230; Location: 6801 GREENTREE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MATER DEI SCHOOL INC (Students: 224; Location: 9600 SEVEN LOCKS ROAD; Grades: 1 - 8; Boys only)
  • ST BARTHOLOMEWS SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 6900 RIVER ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MANOR MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: PO BOX 34046; Grades: PK - 2)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • You omit Bethesda Chevy Chase High School from your list of high schools. It is the most central high school in Bethesda, located in the middle of downtown Bethesda.

Notable locations in Bethesda: Burning Tree Country Club (A), Medical Center Metro Station (B), Bethesda Metro Station (C), Friendship Heights Subway Station (D), Kenwood Country Club (E), Bethesda Fire Station Company 20 (F), Bethesda Fire Station Company 6 (G), Bethesda Library (H), Bethesda Regional Library (I), Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Fire Station Company 1 (J), Boy Scouts of America Headquarters (K), Glen Echo Fire Station Company 11 (L), Little Falls Library (M), Bethesda Annex Police Station (N), National Library of Medicine (O), National Institutes Of Health (P).

Shopping Centers: Bethesda Square Shopping Center (1), Chevy Chase Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Bethesda include: Saint Bartholemew Church (A), Saint Dunstans Episcopal Church (B), Saint Jane DeChantel Church (C), Saint Johns Church (D), Pilgrim Lutheran Church (E), Self Revelation Church (F), Beth-El Congregation of Montgomery County (G), Bethesda First Baptist Church (H).

Reservoir: Stone Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bulls Run (A), Willett Branch (B).

Parks in Bethesda include: Ayrlawn Park (1), Merrimack Park (2), Little Falls Park (3), Bradley Hills Park (4), Wyngate Woods Park (5), Fernwood Park (6).

Post office: (A).  


Bethesda compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bethesda:
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WACA (1540 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WHEATON, MD; Owner: AC ACQUISITION, LLC)
  • WZHF (1390 AM; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WFAX (1220 AM; 5 kW; FALLS CHURCH, VA; Owner: NEWCOMB BROADCASTING CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bethesda:
  • WARW (94.7 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIHT (99.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
TV broadcast stations around Bethesda:
  • WETA-TV (Channel 26; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE GREATER WASHINGTON ED TELECOMM. ASSOC)
  • WDCA (Channel 20; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTG (Channel 5; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLA-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ACC LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUSA (Channel 9; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE DETROIT NEWS, INC.)
  • WHUT-TV (Channel 32; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WRC-TV (Channel 4; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WRC-TV), INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMDO-CA (Channel 30; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WZDC-LP (Channel 64; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ONDA CAPITAL, INC.)
  • WKRP-LP (Channel 42; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA, LLC)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WNVT (Channel 53; GOLDVEIN, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

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