Potomac demographics profile

StatisticPotomacMarylandNational
Population45,8825,959,902318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,82647491
Median age47.138.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)71%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%44%43%
Speak English67%82%79%
Speak Spanish6%7%13%
Potomac, MD has a population of 45,882 and is the 896th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,826 per sq mi which is 285% higher than the Maryland average and 1915% higher than the national average. The median age in Potomac is 47 which is approximately 23% higher than the Maryland average of 38. In Potomac, 71% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 67% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 18% of Potomac residents were born in Maryland, 52% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 29% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Potomac is 285% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in Potomac is 23% higher than Maryland.
  • In Potomac 73.03% of the population is White.
  • In Potomac 5.28% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Potomac 18.40% of the population is Asian.

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Potomac population breakdown by race

RacePotomacMarylandNational
White73.03%57.19%73.35%
Black or African American5.28%29.63%12.63%
Asian18.40%6.08%5.22%
American Indian0.10%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race2.74%3.12%3.06%
Other race0.45%3.67%4.75%
In Potomac, 8.0% 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 Potomac, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).