Zip Code 20879 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameGaithersburg
Zip Code StateMaryland
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Montgomery
Area Code227 / 240 / 301
Current Population:24360
Racial Majority:White 31.94%
Public School Racial Majority:Hispanic 40.2%
Unemployment Rate:6.9%
Median Household Income$89068
Average Adjusted Gross Income$64580
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time34.4 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Standard Time
Elevation Range390 - 509 ft.
Area9 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.17196100, -77.17899000

Zip Code 20879 Description

Zip Code 20879 is located in the state of Maryland in the Washington D.C. metro area. Zip code 20879 is primarily located in Montgomery County. The official US Postal Service name for 20879 is GAITHERSBURG, Maryland. Portions of zip code 20879 are contained within or border the city limits of Montgomery Village, MD, Gaithersburg, MD, Germantown, MD, and Redland, MD. Zip code 20879 is within area code 301 and area code 240. 20879 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Maryland.

The current unemployment level in 20879 is 6.9% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 3.4% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.6% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.7%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 20879 increased to 24360 from 21980 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 20879 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 20879 public schools is Hispanic. 55.2% of students in 20879 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 8175 31.94% 8363 -2%
 Black Or African American 5998 23.44% 5168 +16%
 Hispanic 6639 25.94% 5936 +12%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 116 0.45% 68 +71%
 Asian 3762 14.7% 3888 -3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 10 -100%
 Other Race 126 0.17% 126 -66%
 Two Or More Races 801 3.36% 801 +7%

Zip Code 20879 Race/Ethnicity

 White 13.2%
 Black Or African American 31.5%
 Hispanic 40.2%
 Asian 10.8%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.3%
 Two or More Races 3.9%

Zip Code 20879 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2436021980
Male Population48.70%
Female Population51.30%
Total Households8016
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.2%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$89068
Income Under $50K Per Year18.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year39.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year42.90%
20879 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Maryland District 6David TroneDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$278320
Average Real Estate Sale Price$261472
Current Unemployment Level 6.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.8%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago2.5%
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 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 20879 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)24263342526065635745362844
Avg Max Temp (°F)40445365748186847766554564
Avg Precip (In.)3.312.853.923.294.463.813.913.634.123.443.453.2543.44
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
CBSA Type20879
CBSA Population5500613
Time ZoneEastern Standard Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours