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ZIP Code 20817

Primary City:Bethesda, MD (View All Cities)
County: Montgomery County
Timezone: Eastern (12:02am)
Area code: 240 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.00, -77.16
ZIP (~3 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 20817

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 20817. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 20817. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 20817, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Bethesda, MD
Acceptable:
Westlake

Stats and Demographics for the 20817 ZIP Code

ZIP code 20817 is located in central Maryland and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 20817 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 20817 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 36,240
Population Density 2,613 people per sq mi
Housing Units 14,020
Median Home Value $807,100
Land Area 13.87 sq mi
Water Area 0.07 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,371
Median Household Income $170,293

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 44Male Median Age: 43Female Median Age: 46

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,1131,4331,5521,2236194875619141,2601,4861,4371,3091,169841622495469391
Female9731,3041,4791,0295815556531,1371,5231,7221,5941,5581,227957705676612574
Total2,0862,7373,0312,2521,2001,0421,2142,0512,7833,2083,0312,8672,3961,7981,3271,1711,081965

Gender

 Male 17,381 48%
 Female 18,859 52%
Gender

Race

 White 28,989 80.0%
 Black Or African American 1,419 3.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 48 0.1%
 Asian 4,269 11.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 19 0.1%
 Other Race 400 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,096 3.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner273521,7052,7402,6361,7121,280564
Renter8041061557729012715799
Total1077622,3203,3172,9261,8391,437663

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 8,781 66%
 Single Guardian 1,280 10%
 Singles 2,755 21%
 Singles With Roommate 555 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 8,242 62%
 Households with Kids 5,129 38%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male2142242432432223003093042982983283082883302993073262028993
Female1442182212362522702422762642762882982863312782772531507176
Total358442464479474570551580562574616606574661577584579352160169

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 20817 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 20817 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 20817 real estate data, the median home value of $807,100 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 20817. Rentals in 20817 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 20817 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 35,929 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 16 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 208 0.6%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 21 0.1%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 66 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 8,037 57%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,979 21%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,355 17%
 Households Vacant 649 5%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 76 12%
 Rented & Unoccupied 18 3%
 For Sale Only 271 42%
 Sold & Unoccupied 56 9%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 114 18%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 114 18%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 42 2%
 1 Bedroom 548 25%
 2 Bedroom 340 15%
 3+ Bedroom 1,300 58%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $170,293 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 20817 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 20817 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Instead of a commute, a higher percentage of people in 20817 are able to work from home than most places in the nation. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 20817. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 13,190 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,585 24%
 No Earnings 8,171 29%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 13,190 47%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,585 24%
 No Earnings 8,171 29%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,286 74.9%
 Public transportation 1,735 9.8%
 Taxicab 19 0.1%
 Motorcycle 18 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 748 4.2%
 Worked at Home 1,923 10.8%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

Compared to other ZIPs, 20817 has a very small percentage of people that did not graduate high school. The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 167 1%
 High School Graduate 1,162 10%
 Associate's degree 282 2%
 Bachelor's degree 2,966 26%
 Master's degree 2,772 25%
 Professional school degree 2,374 21%
 Doctorate degree 1,577 14%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,888 57.4%
 Enrolled in Private School 3,365 39.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 264 3.1%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 20817

ZIP Code 20817 is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. There are 18 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 20817.

Ashburton Elementary
6314 Lone Oak Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Bannockburn Elementary
6520 Dalroy Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Bradley Hills Elementary
7000 Radnor Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Burning Tree Elementary
7900 Beech Tree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Carderock Springs Elementary
7401 Persimmon Tree Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Seven Locks Elementary
9500 Seven Locks Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Wyngate Elementary
9300 Wadsworth Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
North Bethesda Middle School
8935 Bradmoor Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
6311 Wilson Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Walt Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
The Primary Day School
7300 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Holton-Arms School
7303 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
Harbor School
7701 Bradley Blvd Unit a
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Woods Academy
6801 Greentree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Bartholomews School
6900 River Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Mater Dei School
9600 Seven Locks Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Apple Montessori School
7210 Hidden Creek Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Greentree School
6301 Greentree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Private

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