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ZIP Code 20878

Primary City:Gaithersburg, MD (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Gaithersburg
County: Montgomery County
Timezone: Eastern (7:37am)
Area code: 240 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.11, -77.25
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 20878

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 20878. 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 20878. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 20878, 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:
Gaithersburg, MD
Acceptable:
Darnestown, N Potomac, No Potomac, North Potomac

Stats and Demographics for the 20878 ZIP Code

ZIP code 20878 is located in north 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 20878 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a large number of families and a small number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 20878 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 62,446
Population Density 2,860 people per sq mi
Housing Units 23,155
Median Home Value $525,300
Land Area 21.83 sq mi
Water Area 0.44 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 22,268
Median Household Income $116,347

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 39

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2,1172,2702,3762,1901,5431,8931,8912,1762,3382,5792,6182,1101,8311,080647335227155
Female1,9682,3022,2971,9411,5812,0262,0952,3062,7032,9462,9302,3661,8391,133635431280291
Total4,0854,5724,6734,1313,1243,9193,9864,4825,0415,5255,5484,4763,6702,2131,282766507446

Gender

 Male 30,376 49%
 Female 32,070 51%
Gender

Race

 White 36,944 59.2%
 Black Or African American 5,881 9.4%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 153 0.2%
 Asian 14,487 23.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 27 0.0%
 Other Race 2,598 4.2%
 Two Or More Races 2,356 3.8%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner611,2463,3324,9964,0671,771510151
Renter3371,8351,6341,190640240156102
Total3983,0814,9666,1864,7072,011666253

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 13,833 62%
 Single Guardian 3,002 13%
 Singles 4,300 19%
 Singles With Roommate 1,133 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 13,070 59%
 Households with Kids 9,198 41%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male443420430435431440482432485427495467474513498534529386243285
Female375435403397438457461471475462449440457489441513481280226252
Total8188558338328698979439039608899449079311,0029391,0471,010666469537

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 20878 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 20878 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 20878 real estate data, the median home value of $525,300 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 20878. Rentals in 20878 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 20878 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 62,414 99.9%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 6 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 26 0.0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 14,095 61%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,039 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,134 26%
 Households Vacant 887 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 325 36.6%
 Rented & Unoccupied 37 4.2%
 For Sale Only 167 18.8%
 Sold & Unoccupied 44 5.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 145 16.3%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 167 18.8%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 54 1%
 1 Bedroom 1,627 26%
 2 Bedroom 2,722 43%
 3+ Bedroom 1,893 30%
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 $116,347 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 20878 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 20878 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of 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 20878. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 26,107 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 11,181 23%
 No Earnings 11,388 23%
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 26,107 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 11,181 23%
 No Earnings 11,388 23%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 28,198 82.6%
 Public transportation 3,034 8.9%
 Taxicab 37 0.1%
 Motorcycle 86 0.3%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 901 2.6%
 Worked at Home 1,881 5.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

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 943 5%
 High School Graduate 4,508 22%
 Associate's degree 869 4%
 Bachelor's degree 6,249 30%
 Master's degree 4,563 22%
 Professional school degree 1,199 6%
 Doctorate degree 2,162 11%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 10,606 76.6%
 Enrolled in Private School 2,425 17.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 822 5.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 20878

ZIP Code 20878 is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 20878.

Thurgood Marshall Elementary
12260 McDonald Chapel Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Jones Lane Elementary
15110 Jones Ln
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Brown Station Elementary
851 Quince Orchard Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Darnestown Elementary
15030 Turkey Foot Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Diamond Elementary
4 Marquis Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Dufief Elementary
15001 Dufief Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Fields Road Elementary
1 School Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Ridgeview Middle School
16600 Raven Rock Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Travilah Elementary
13801 Dufief Mill Rd
North Potomac, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Lakelands Park Middle School
1200 Main St
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Stone Mill Elementary
14323 Stonebridge View Dr
North Potomac, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Rachel Carson Elementary
100 Tschiffely Square Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Quince Orchard High School
15800 Quince Orchard Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Goddard School in Gaithersburg the
900 Wind River Ln Ste 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Thomas Jefferson Preparatory School
12801 Darnestown Rd
Darnestown, MD 20878
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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