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|3||Ashleigh / Bells Mill|
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|5||Bradley Woods / Cohasset|
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|8||High Point / Springfield|
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|10||Glen Cove / Crestview|
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Popular real estate near Bethesda, MD
Bethesda is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 60,858 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Bethesda is the 11th largest community in Maryland.
Bethesda home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Bethesda real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Bethesda is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bethesda is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bethesda who work in management occupations (19.07%), legal occupations (10.84%) and business and financial occupations (10.49%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Bethesda has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Bethesda is also a town of artists. Bethesda has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bethesda’s character.
Also of interest is that Bethesda has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.02% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Bethesda, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Bethesda is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Bethesda a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
In addition to being popular with young singles, Bethesda is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". While both of these categories describe educated professionals, urban sophisticates are quite a different demographic. Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
One downside of living in Bethesda, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.84 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Bethesda is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bethesda area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Bethesda is a pretty powerful place. 83.69% of the adults in Bethesda have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Bethesda in 2010 was $84,870, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $339,480 for a family of four.
Bethesda is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bethesda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bethesda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bethesda include Irish, German, English, Russian, Italian and European.
Bethesda also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.33%.
The languages spoken by people in Bethesda are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Bethesda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||25,512|
|BETHESDA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||69.84%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||30.16%|
|TYPE OF BETHESDA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||58.49%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.51%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.83%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||36.12%|
|SIZE OF BETHESDA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||16.19%|
|AGE OF BETHESDA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||9.47%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||27.00%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||54.71%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||8.82%|
|BETHESDA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$787,787|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,878|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $49,000||0.42%|
|$49,001 - $98,000||0.53%|
|$98,001 - $196,000||1.22%|
|$196,001 - $293,000||4.39%|
|$293,001 - $391,000||4.32%|
|$391,001 - $489,000||4.10%|
|$489,001 - $733,000||28.75%|
|$733,001 - $978,000||28.22%|
|PEOPLE OF BETHESDA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.51%|
|5 TO 17||17.69%|
|18 TO 24||5.55%|
|25 TO 34||11.10%|
|35 TO 54||29.36%|
|55 TO 64||13.83%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.96%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||98.16%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$141,817|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$84,870|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.50%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (26.25%)
Public Service (14.94%)
Information Technology (4.84%)
Real estate (3.31%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||3.31%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.13%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.06%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.09%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.85%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.81%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (9.21%)
Eastern European (2.85%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (74.38%)
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