Potomac Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Potomac Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
47,018

Age

Under 5 Years:
3.6%
5 - 17:
20.6%
18 - 24:
6.1%
25 - 34:
5.8%
35 - 54:
25.9%
55 - 64:
14.8%
Over 65 Years:
23.0%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
3.8%
3.8%
High School Graduates
97.4%
97.4%
College Graduated
80.6%
80.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Potomac
$90,504
$90,504
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Potomac
$195,884
$195,884
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
3.4%

Employment Industries in Potomac

 
Professional, scientific, and technical services
22.7%
22.7%
Healthcare
14.7%
14.7%
Public Service
13.8%
13.8%
Education
8.6%
8.6%
Other
6.9%
6.9%
Finance
6.3%
6.3%
Retail
6.0%
6.0%
Accommodation
3.4%
3.4%
Manufacturing
3.3%
3.3%
Information Technology
3.0%
3.0%
Real estate
2.8%
2.8%
Construction
2.1%
2.1%
Administration
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
61.8%
61.8%
Asian
21.5%
21.5%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
8.3%
8.3%
Black or African American
5.2%
5.2%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.1%
3.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
9.2%
9.2%
Irish
8.6%
8.6%
English
6.2%
6.2%
Russian
5.5%
5.5%
Italian
4.9%
4.9%
Polish
4.7%
4.7%
Iranian
3.8%
3.8%
European
3.5%
3.5%
Eastern European
2.5%
2.5%
French
2.4%
2.4%
Scottish
1.4%
1.4%
Austrian
1.1%
1.1%
African
0.9%
0.9%
Hungarian
0.9%
0.9%
Ukrainian
0.9%
0.9%
British
0.9%
0.9%
Greek
0.9%
0.9%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
Norwegian
0.8%
0.8%
Scots-Irish
0.7%
0.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
64.9%
64.9%
Chinese
9.8%
9.8%
Spanish
6.9%
6.9%
French
2.8%
2.8%
Persian
2.6%
2.6%
Langs. of India
2.3%
2.3%
Korean
2.0%
2.0%
African languages
1.1%
1.1%
German/Yiddish
1.1%
1.1%
Other Asian languages
0.8%
0.8%
Arabic
0.8%
0.8%
Slavic languages
0.8%
0.8%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
Tagalog
0.4%
0.4%
Portuguese
0.3%
0.3%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
West Germanic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Polish
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Potomac Residents:
27.7%