Bethesda Facts & Figures

Bethesda Facts and 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 (from the U.S. Census)

  • 2017 Population: 63,200
  • 2017 Households: 25,273
  • Median Age: 43.4
  • Owner Occupied Housing Unit Rate: 67.3%
  • Median Household Income: $154,559
  • 2017 Population 25+ Education Attainment - Bachelor's Degree: 83.7%

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 Downtown Plan

Major Employers

  • American Society of Health System-Pharmacists
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • Naval Support Activity Bethesda (Walter Reed)
  • Marriott International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital
  • Henry M. Johnson Foundation
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Howard Hughes Medical Center
  • Coventry Healthcare
  • Hospitality Partners
  • Diamondrock Hospitality
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Total Wine
  • Comcast Sportsnet
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

Other Resources

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery County Government
Montgomery County Parks
Montgomery County Planning Department
Montgomery County Planning Board