Zip Code 20878 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameGaithersburg
Zip Code StateMaryland
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Montgomery
Area Code227 / 240 / 301
Current Population:62446
Racial Majority:White 50.24%
Public School Racial Majority:White 42.8%
Unemployment Rate:5.6%
Median Household Income$109837
Average Adjusted Gross Income$118040
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time32.7 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range322 - 446 ft.
Area21 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.11249800, -77.24920700

Zip Code 20878 Description

Zip Code 20878 is located in the state of Maryland in the Washington D.C. metro area. Zip code 20878 is primarily located in Montgomery County. The official US Postal Service name for 20878 is GAITHERSBURG, Maryland. Portions of zip code 20878 are contained within or border the city limits of Darnestown, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, North Potomac, MD, Travilah, MD, Germantown, MD, and Rockville, MD. Zip code 20878 is within area code 240 and area code 301. 20878 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Maryland.

The current unemployment level in 20878 is 5.6% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.4% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 5.8% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.8%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 20878 increased to 62446 from 55177 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 20878 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 20878 public schools is White. 23.2% of students in 20878 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 32080 50.24% 33068 -3%
 Black Or African American 6335 9.92% 5658 +12%
 Hispanic 7504 11.75% 7284 +3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 328 0.51% 80 +310%
 Asian 14968 23.44% 14444 +4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 23 -100%
 Other Race 150 0.29% 150 +25%
 Two Or More Races 1739 3.84% 1739 +41%

Zip Code 20878 Race/Ethnicity

 White 42.8%
 Black Or African American 13.4%
 Hispanic 19.2%
 Asian 19.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 5%

Zip Code 20878 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population6244655177
Male Population48.60%
Female Population51.40%
Total Households22268
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$109837
Income Under $50K Per Year15.50%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year28.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year55.90%
20878 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Maryland District 6David TroneDemocrat
Maryland District 8Jamie RaskinDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$522081
Average Real Estate Sale Price$481252
Current Unemployment Level 5.6%
Previous Month Unemployment Level5.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago7.4%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfa - Humid Continental Hot Summers
Ecoregion 64c - Piedmont Uplands
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 11 - 20

Zip Code 20878 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)23263342516065635644362844
Avg Max Temp (°F)40455465748286847867564565
Avg Precip (In.)3.182.743.743.254.263.783.83.594.123.363.383.1842.38
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
CBSA Type20878
CBSA Population5500613
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours