Quick Facts about Bethesda

I decided to dedicate my first post to Quick Facts about Bethesda. Check it out, there are some interesting facts to learn…

Established: 1871 

Location: Montgomery County, Maryland

Name origins: Named after the Presbyterian Bethesda Meeting House (name refers to the biblical Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem)

Population: 64,000

Median Age: 43

Race & Ethnicity: 76% White, 10% Asian, 7% Latino, 3% African American, 3% Others.

Foreign born residents: 23%

Major ancestries: German, Irish, English, Italian, Russian

Best public high schools: Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walt Whitman, Walter Johnson

Best private high schools: Holton-Arms, Landon, Sidwell Friends

Residents with college degree: 83%

Residents with graduate degree: 53%

Employment in white-color jobs: 97%

Per capita income: $83,000

Median household income: $144,000

Median home value: $830,000

Major employers: National Institute of Health, Walter Reed Medical Center, Lockheed Martin, Johns Hopkins Suburban Hospital, Food and Drug Administration

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