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ZIP Code 20879

Primary City:Gaithersburg, MD (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Gaithersburg
County: Montgomery County
Timezone: Eastern (3:26pm)
Area code: 240 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:39.17, -77.18
ZIP (~4 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 20879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 20879. 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 20879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 20879, 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:
Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Montgomry Vlg

Stats and Demographics for the 20879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 20879 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 20879 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 slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 20879 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 24,360
Population Density 3,178 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,371
Median Home Value $286,200
Land Area 7.67 sq mi
Water Area 0.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,016
Median Household Income $89,182

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 34Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 35

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male9398848718568121,0309158108259689697865932621401086442
Female8657978338628219791,0098459381,0791,0968846263332081448879
Total1,8041,6811,7041,7181,6332,0091,9241,6551,7632,0472,0651,6701,219595348252152121

Gender

 Male 11,874 49%
 Female 12,486 51%
Gender

Race

 White 11,240 46.1%
 Black Or African American 5,345 21.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 147 0.6%
 Asian 3,923 16.1%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 13 0.1%
 Other Race 2,452 10.1%
 Two Or More Races 1,240 5.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner528081,2281,7931,42943617031
Renter16263749145120386336
Total2141,4451,7192,2441,63252220337

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,364 54%
 Single Guardian 1,523 19%
 Singles 1,645 21%
 Singles With Roommate 484 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 4,668 58%
 Households with Kids 3,348 42%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male172187172231188172164204156174160160180197200167202158129173
Female168174171177159163148165162152165166177173200175187166134128
Total340361343408347335312369318326325326357370400342389324263301

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 20879 has a small percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 20879 were primarily built in the 1980s. Looking at 20879 real estate data, the median home value of $286,200 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 20879 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 20879 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 20879 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 24,248 99.5%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 5 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 101 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,398 64%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 549 7%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,069 25%
 Households Vacant 355 4%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 103 29%
 Rented & Unoccupied 4 1%
 For Sale Only 131 37%
 Sold & Unoccupied 17 5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 18 5%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 82 23%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 95 4%
 1 Bedroom 371 17%
 2 Bedroom 622 29%
 3+ Bedroom 1,037 49%
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 $89,182 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 20879 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 20879 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. 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 20879. 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 10,478 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,964 26%
 No Earnings 4,023 21%
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 10,478 54%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,964 26%
 No Earnings 4,023 21%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 11,897 86%
 Public transportation 1,418 10%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 163 1%
 Worked at Home 379 3%
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 719 9%
 High School Graduate 2,955 38%
 Associate's degree 559 7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,864 24%
 Master's degree 1,055 14%
 Professional school degree 277 4%
 Doctorate degree 342 4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 4,314 76%
 Enrolled in Private School 908 16%
 Not Enrolled in School 491 9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 20879

ZIP Code 20879 is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. There are 7 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 20879.

Whetstone Elementary
19201 Thomas Farm Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Flower Hill Elementary
18425 Flower Hill Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Strawberry Knoll Elementary
18820 Strawberry Knoll Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Judith A. Resnik Elementary
7301 Hadley Farms Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Watkins Mill High School
10301 Apple Ridge Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Montgomery County Public Schools
Mother of God School
20501 Goshen Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Church of the Redeemer Christian School
19425 Woodfield Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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