A town in Maryland, Bethesda has slightly less than 63,000 residents. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 42, is older than most cities in Maryland. Just 32% of residents rent in Bethesda, as most own their homes. The average rent for Bethesda is $466/month more than the state average.
Bethesda residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are scientific, public administration, education, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 33% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 14% of residents work in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of about $147K, Bethesda workers bring in more than the average Maryland resident. Bethesda's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Bethesda has a high percentage of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 28% possess a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Furthermore, 20% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Bethesda residents have an average commute of about 32 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 32% of commuters, while public transit is used by just 9% of the city. Walking (4%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number exceeds the national average.