Facts & Figures

Bethesda, MD is located adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. It is a vibrant town, and a destination for shopping, dining and artistic and cultural events. 

Bethesda Demographics

  • 2013 Population: 61,907
  • 2013 Households: 25,915
  • 2018 Projected Population: 65,062
  • Median Age: 46.6
  • Owner Occupied Housing Units: 17,429
  • Renter Occupied Housing Units: 8,486
  • Median Household Income: $133,101
  • 2013 Population 25+ Education Attainment - Bachelor's Degree: 83.5%
  • 2013 Population 25+ Education Attainment - Graduate/Professional Degree: 53.8%

According to the Montgomery County Department of Parks & Planning Web site, Bethesda has a downtown workforce that exceeds 43,000.

The Bethesda Metro station, located in the heart of the downtown, handles more than 15,000 passengers on the average weekday. During weekends, more than 10,000 passengers pass through the station. The number of passengers exiting the Bethesda Metro station exceeds the number entering the station on both weekdays and weekends.



Bethesda has 16 public schools, including three leading high schools

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
  • Walter Johnson High School
  • Walt Whitman High School

There are many private school options in the Bethesda area, including:

  • Holton-Arms School
  • Landon School
  • Lycee Rochambeau School (French School)
  • St. Bartholomew's School
  • Sidwell Friends Academy
  • Stone Ridge of the Sacred Heart
  • Washington Waldorf School
  • Georgetown Prepartory School
  • Frost School
  • Goddard School
Major Employers
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • Walter Reed
  • Marriott
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital
  • Henry M. Johnson Foundation
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Total Wine
  • Howard Hughes Medical Center
  • Coventry Healthcare
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Comcast Sportsnet
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation