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Population (year 2000): 44,822
Males: 21,439 (47.8%), Females: 23,383 (52.2%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 43.8 years
Median household income: $128,936 (year 2000)
Median house value: $450,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Potomac:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.2%)
  • Chinese (5.6%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Asian Indian (2.8%)
  • Korean (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.5%), English (9.7%), Irish (9.6%), Russian (8.5%), Polish (5.5%), United States (5.2%).Maryland forum

Land area: 25.2 square miles

Potomac,

For population 25 years and over in Potomac

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 44.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Potomac CDP

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 70.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

24.7% Foreign born (12.2% Asia, 5.6% Europe, 4.5% Latin America).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MD Bethesda, (5.7 miles pop. 55,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (14.1 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (155.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: John, MD (3.8 miles Cabin MD (4.2 miles Travilah, Bethesda, MD (4.7 miles North Echo, MD (4.8 miles Glen MD Rockville, (5.0 miles MD Bethesda, (5.7 miles Potomac, MD (6.1 miles North MD (6.2 miles Brookmont,

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 77.19 W


Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (25.2%), Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,169 (-13.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,537 (16.2%)

Average climate in Potomac, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

On 9/5/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the Potomac city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Jeff Halpern - NHL player (Washington Capitals, born: May 3, 1976), Josh Rodman - College football player (Princeton Tigers), Mamadi Diane - College basketball player (Virginia Cavaliers), Sekou Yansane - College football player (Lehigh Mountain Hawks).


Hospitals/medical centers near Potomac:
  • KESSLER ADVENTIST REHABILITATION (about 5 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD)
  • POTOMAC RIDGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH C (about 5 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD)
  • SHADY GROVE ADVENTIST HOSP (about 5 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Potomac:
  • RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL (about 16 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: DCA)
  • WASHINGTON DULLES INTERNATIONAL (about 20 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: IAD)
  • ANDREWS AFB (about 27 miles; CAMP SPRINGS, MD; ID: ADW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Potomac:
  • MONTGOMERY COUNTY AIRPARK (about 11 miles; GAITHERSBURG, MD; ID: GAI)
  • DAVIS (about 15 miles; LAYTONSVILLE, MD; ID: W50)
  • SOUTH CAPITOL STREET (about 17 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; ID: 09W)

Amtrak stations near Potomac:
  • 6 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.
  • 16 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.
  • 18 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 with over 2000 students nearest to Potomac:
  • MONTGOMERY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; ROCKVILLE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 11,829)
  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 8,859)
  • MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; ARLINGTON, VA; FT enrollment: 2,479)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (about 11 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 3,223)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 16,045)
  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; ANNANDALE, VA; FT enrollment: 19,406)
  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (about 15 miles; WASHINGTON, DC; FT enrollment: 4,472)
Public high school in Potomac:
  • WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH (Students: 2,078; Location: 11300 GAINSBOROUGH RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Potomac:
  • THE BULLIS SCHOOL (Students: 585; Location: 10601 FALLS ROAD; Grades: 3 - 12)
  • GERMAN SCHOOL WASHINGTON DC (Students: 539; Location: 8617 CHATEAU DRIVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST ANDREWS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 8804 POSTOAK RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • THE HEIGHTS SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 10400 SEVEN LOCKS RD; Grades: 3 - 12; Boys only)
  • CONNELLY SCH OF THE HOLY CHILD (Students: 414; Location: 9029 BRADLEY BOULEVARD; Grades: 6 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Potomac:
  • CABIN JOHN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 988; Location: 10701 GAINSBOROUGH RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WAYSIDE ELEMENTARY (Students: 609; Location: 10011 GLEN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • POTOMAC ELEMENTARY (Students: 594; Location: 10311 RIVER RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BEVERLY FARMS ELEMENTARY (Students: 518; Location: 8501 POST OAK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BELLS MILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 463; Location: 8225 BELLS MILL RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • COLD SPRING ELEMENTARY (Students: 448; Location: 9201 FALLS CHAPEL WAY; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Potomac:
  • WASHINGTON HEBREW CONGREGATION (Students: 379; Location: 11810 FALLS RD; Grades: PK - 2)
  • GEORGETOWN HILL CHILD CARE CTR (Students: 322; Location: 8311 BELLS MILL RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • OUR LADY OF MERCY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 9222 KENTSDALE DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GENEVA DAY SCHOOL (Students: 240; Location: 11931 SEVEN LOCKS ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MUSLIM COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 162; Location: 7917 MONTROSE RD; Grades: PK - 10)
  • APPLE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 11815 SEVEN LOCKS RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ACADEMY CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENT (Students: 59; Location: 9201 FALLS CHAPEL WAY; Grades: PK - 5)
  • POTOMAC CHILD CARE CENTER INC (Students: 20; Location: 9908 SOUTH GLEN ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HAR SHALOM NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 11510 FALLS RD; Grades: KG - KG)

Notable locations in Potomac: United States Postal Training Facility (A), Bethesda Country Club (B), Congressional Country Club (C), Rock Spring Industrial Park (D), Rockville Water Plant (E), Falls Road Golf Course (F), TPC at Avenel Golf Course (G), Fortune Parc Industrial Park (H), Bethesda Fire Station Company 26 (I), Rockville Fire Station Company 33 (J), Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center (K), Potomac Park Community Center (L), Potomac Library (M), Cabin John Fire Station Company 10 (N), Cabin John Fire Station Company 30 (O), State Police Station (P), Heights Playhouse (Q).

Shopping Centers: Montgomery Mall Shopping Center (1), Potomac Place Shopping Center (2), Potomac Village Shopping Center (3).

Churches in Potomac include: Potomac Church (A), Saint Francis Episcopal Church (B), Saint James Episcopal Church (C), Saint Raphaels Catholic Church (D), Scotland African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (E), Beth Sholom Congregational and Talmud Torah Synagogue (F), Washington Hebrew Congreational Julia Bindman Center (G), Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (H).

Cemetery: Saint Gabriel Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Great Falls Estate Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rock Run (A), Buck Branch (B), Bogley Branch (C), Snakeden Branch (D), Cool Spring Branch (E), Thomas Branch (F), Limekiln Branch (G), Old Farm Creek (H), Carroll Branch (I).

Parks in Potomac include: Cabin John Creek Stream Valley Park (1), Bedfordshire Park (2), Beverly Farms Park (3), Highland Stone Park (4), Buck Branch Park (5), Cabin John Regional Park (6), Falls Road Park (7), Kilgour Branch Park (8), George Washington Memorial Parkway (9).

Post offices: Potomac Post Office (A), West Bethesda Post Office (B).


Potomac 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Potomac:
  • WTNT (570 AM; 5 kW; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTN (950 AM; 3 kW; POTOMAC-CABIN JOHN, MD; Owner: SEVEN LOCKS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMAL (630 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WABS (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WZHF (1390 AM; 5 kW; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWRC (1260 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFAX (1220 AM; 5 kW; FALLS CHURCH, VA; Owner: NEWCOMB BROADCASTING CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Potomac:
  • 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)
  • WWDC-FM (101.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKYS (93.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJFK-FM (106.7 FM; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF WASHINGTON, DC)
  • WGTS (91.9 FM; TAKOMA PARK, MD; Owner: COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMZQ-FM (98.7 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WETA (90.9 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WGMS-FM (103.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WJZW (105.9 FM; WOODBRIDGE, VA; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WAMU (88.5 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF THE BD. OF TRUSTEES OF AMERICAN UNIV.)
  • WAVA (105.1 FM; ARLINGTON, VA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WMMJ (102.3 FM; BETHESDA, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPFW (89.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WCSP-FM (90.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORPORATION)
  • WBIG-FM (100.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
TV broadcast stations around Potomac:
  • 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.)
  • WNVC (Channel 56; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W28BY (Channel 63; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFORMATION SUPER STATION, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WPXW (Channel 66; MANASSAS, VA; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42BE (Channel 42; FAIRFAX, VA; Owner: FAIRFAX LOW POWER CO.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)

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