Potomac, MD 

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+4.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

138.5 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.2 / 5.7

summer / winter

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Potomac, MD

Potomac, MD is located just outside D.C., offering residents fun experiences like camping or kayaking at Great Falls Park or visiting Georgetown University's campus right along the Potomac river! A resident can also enjoy Potomac's more modern establishments such as National Harbor Marina & Riverwalk which boasts great views of nearby Alexandria while providing access to popular restaurants like Zola Wine & Kitchen or Mama Lucia pizza joint among other favorites! National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay.
Zip Codes: 20854
Cost of Living: 38.5% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


The unemployment rate in Potomac is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Potomac jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Potomac's cost of living is 38.5% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Potomac's Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Potomac, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Montgomery county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 78.6% to 19.0%. More Voting Stats

Potomac's population is 46,891 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 33.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Potomac is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.

Potomac public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Potomac. More Education

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Housing Market in Potomac

It's a good time to buy in Potomac. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Potomac is .

Reviews for Potomac   2 Reviews
Climate - 6/19/2008
Spring and Fall can be quite glorious when the leaves turn or the tulips pop out and the humidity is lower. Winter, while it has some splendid "snow days," goes on much... Read More

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Great Place to Live! - 1/19/2008
The Potomac area in Montgomery County, Maryland, has the best of everything. High schools rated in the top 5 in the State, easy access to the Nation's Capitol,... Read More

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