Bethesda demographics profile

StatisticBethesdaMarylandNational
Population62,6085,959,902318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,72147491
Median age43.438.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)65%54%55%
Speak English74%82%79%
Speak Spanish6%7%13%
Bethesda, MD has a population of 62,608 and is the 605th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,721 per sq mi which is 895% higher than the Maryland average and 5111% higher than the national average. The median age in Bethesda is 43 which is approximately 13% higher than the Maryland average of 38. In Bethesda, 65% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 74% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 14% of Bethesda residents were born in Maryland, 61% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 23% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Bethesda is 895% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in Bethesda is 13% higher than Maryland.
  • In Bethesda 82.06% of the population is White.
  • In Bethesda 3.16% of the population is African American.
  • In Bethesda 10.34% of the population is Asian.

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Bethesda population breakdown by race

RaceBethesdaMarylandNational
White82.06%57.19%73.35%
African American3.16%29.63%12.63%
Asian10.34%6.08%5.22%
American Indian0.12%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race3.70%3.12%3.06%
Other race0.54%3.67%4.75%
In Bethesda, 7.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Bethesda, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).