Most Expensive Gaithersburg Neighborhoods
Gaithersburg is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 66,816 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Gaithersburg is the 12th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Gaithersburg are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Gaithersburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Gaithersburg is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaithersburg who work in management occupations (11.12%), office and administrative support (10.36%) and business and financial occupations (8.76%).
Also of interest is that Gaithersburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Gaithersburg is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Gaithersburg a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One downside of living in Gaithersburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.01 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Gaithersburg is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Gaithersburg, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Gaithersburg is a pretty powerful place. 51.57% of the adults in Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg in 2010 was $39,846, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,384 for a family of four. However, Gaithersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gaithersburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gaithersburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gaithersburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Gaithersburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Gaithersburg include German, Irish, English, African, Italian and Russian.
In addition, Gaithersburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.20%).
The languages spoken by people in Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, African languages and Other Asian languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||22,818|
|GAITHERSBURG HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||54.93%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||45.07%|
|TYPE OF GAITHERSBURG HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||20.55%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||32.05%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||2.48%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||44.75%|
|SIZE OF GAITHERSBURG HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.61%|
|AGE OF GAITHERSBURG HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||17.61%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||68.21%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||11.91%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||2.28%|
|GAITHERSBURG REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$392,505|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,606|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $55,000||1.91%|
|$55,001 - $109,000||3.11%|
|$109,001 - $218,000||7.54%|
|$218,001 - $327,000||21.12%|
|$327,001 - $436,000||25.58%|
|$436,001 - $545,000||13.43%|
|$545,001 - $818,000||18.97%|
|$818,001 - $1,090,000||6.71%|
|PEOPLE OF GAITHERSBURG||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||8.72%|
|5 TO 17||16.58%|
|18 TO 24||6.86%|
|25 TO 34||19.17%|
|35 TO 54||27.75%|
|55 TO 64||10.54%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.38%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||88.04%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$78,441|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$39,846|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||9.64%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (17.68%)
Public Service (8.58%)
Information Technology (2.39%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||16.32%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.35%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||10.04%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||4.84%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||24.15%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (7.82%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (52.00%)
African languages (2.77%)
Other Asian languages (2.14%)
Indic languages (1.54%)
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