Silver Spring demographics profile

StatisticSilver SpringMarylandNational
Population78,0385,959,902318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)9,89647491
Median age34.838.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%44%43%
Speak English54%82%79%
Speak Spanish25%7%13%
Silver Spring, MD has a population of 78,038 and is the 448th largest city in the United States. The population density is 9,896 per sq mi which is 1986% higher than the Maryland average and 10823% higher than the national average. The median age in Silver Spring is 35 which is approximately 9% lower than the Maryland average of 38. In Silver Spring, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 54% speak English and 25% speak Spanish. 19% of Silver Spring residents were born in Maryland, 41% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 37% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Silver Spring is 1986% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in Silver Spring is 9% lower than Maryland.
  • In Silver Spring 41.36% of the population is White.
  • In Silver Spring 27.18% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Silver Spring 8.23% of the population is Asian.

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Silver Spring population breakdown by race

RaceSilver SpringMarylandNational
White41.36%57.19%73.35%
Black or African American27.18%29.63%12.63%
Asian8.23%6.08%5.22%
American Indian0.32%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race4.20%3.12%3.06%
Other race18.69%3.67%4.75%
In Silver Spring, 28.4% 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 Silver Spring, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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