Chevy Chase is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,984 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Chevy Chase is the 168th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Chevy Chase was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Chevy Chase home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Chevy Chase real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chevy Chase is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 99.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chevy Chase is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chevy Chase who work in management occupations (20.22%), legal occupations (18.39%), and business and financial occupations (10.38%).
Of important note, Chevy Chase is also a town of artists. Chevy Chase has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chevy Chase’s character.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Chevy Chase 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.
Also of interest is that Chevy Chase has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Chevy Chase telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In addition, Chevy Chase is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". 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.
Because of many things, Chevy Chase is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chevy Chase really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chevy Chase perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Chevy Chase, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.96 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.
In Chevy Chase, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Chevy Chase is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Chevy Chase is a pretty powerful place. 93.19% of the adults in Chevy Chase 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 Chevy Chase in 2018 was $136,601, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $546,404 for a family of four.
Chevy Chase is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chevy Chase home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chevy Chase residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chevy Chase include Irish, English, German, Russian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Chevy Chase is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.