Potomac employment information

IndexPotomacMarylandNational
Income per capita$86,915$37,756$29,829
Median household income$181,890$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$199,986$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$79,338$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$121,161$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$52,281$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate2.2%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level3.3%9.9%15.1%
The Potomac, MD employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Potomac is $86,915, which is 130% higher than than the Maryland average and 191% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $181,890, which is 139% higher than than the Maryland average and 229% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Potomac is 2%, which is 53% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Potomac is 3% which is 78% lower than than the national average.

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$121,247$181,890$363,780
City
$50,706$76,067$152,134
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Potomac is 191% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Potomac is 229% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Potomac is 53% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Potomac is 78% lower than the national average.

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Potomac employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.7%0.9%
Manufacturing sector4.0%0.3%
Financial & insurance services9.1%4.8%
Wholesale & retail services7.7%6.8%
Public administration12.5%12.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.0%0.7%
Education, health & social services16.7%30.5%
Other42.1%38.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
Potomac, MD45,882$181,890229%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Elmhurst, IL45,742$100,67182%
Kannapolis, NC45,685$45,86317%
Beavercreek, OH46,086$82,95650%
Lincoln, CA45,675$76,35438%
Wylie, TX45,655$82,13948%
Potomac, MD45,882$181,890229%
Source: The Potomac, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).