Gaithersburg, Maryland is a town with a population of approximately 67,000. With an average age of just under 37, the city's residents are younger than most cities in Maryland. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their home despite paying roughly $262 a month more in rent than the state average.
Gaithersburg residents have an average commute of about 37 minutes. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 42% of workers, while public transportation is used by just 7% of the city. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Gaithersburg has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 15% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 18% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Gaithersburg residents work in one of three industries: scientific, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of about $98,000, Gaithersburg workers take home a little more than the average Maryland resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).