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Bethesda
Montgomery County, Maryland

ZipCodes
20813, 20814, 20816, 20817, 20824, 20827, 20889, 20892, 20894




Page Contents for Bethesda, Maryland

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Bethesda is approximately 58,621 2007, 60858 2010.
The approximate number of families is 24,368 2000, 25512 2010.
The amount of land area in Bethesda is 34.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bethesda is 13.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.123 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bethesda to Washington DC is 7 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bethesda is positioned 38.98 degrees north of the equator and 77.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bethesda elevation is 318 feet above sea level.
Bethesda per capita income is $ 58,479 2000.
Bethesda median income is $ 127,196 2007.
The Bethesda median home price is $ 932,800 2007.

Location

in central Maryland about two miles from Somerset and about eight miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Chevy Chase, Friendship Village, Cabin John-Brookmont, Glen Echo, Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase Section Five.
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History & History Related Items

Bethesda is named for a local church, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church which was built in 1820. It was named for Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. It is one of the most affluent and educated areas of the entire country.

The area is located on what was once an old Native American Trail. In the early 1800's, the trail was made into a toll road to transport crops such as tobacco between Georgetown and Frederick. In the early 1900's parts of the road were paved. When the area post office opened in 1871, the name of Bethesda was taken from the church and gradually the area adopted the name.
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Attractions

Bethesda Naval Hospital is located here. The President of the United States has his annual physical here.

Many large companies, such as Lockheed Martin and Marriott International have their headquarters here. Many financial institutions also headquarter here.

Downtown Bethesda interactive guide

National Institute of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892
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Bethesda City Government

Bethesda is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County and, as such, is governed by the county. It is cosidered to be a Census Designated Place CDP from the U.S. Census Bureau

Bethesda Chamber

Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1204
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-652-4900
Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Bethesda Organizations

Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1204
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-652-4900
Montgomery County, Maryland Chamber of Commerce
51 Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 301-739-0015

Bethesda Libraries

Montgomery County Library
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-0002

Bethesda Schools

Montgomery County Public Schools
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850 Bethesda

Miscellany

The population of Bethesda was:
1960 - 56,527
1970 - 71,621
1980 - 62,736
1990 - 62,936
2000 - 55,277
2007 - 58,621

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 28,253
2000 - 24,368


Median age:
2000 - 41.4 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 99,102
2007 - $ 127,196

Median house value:
2000 - $ 374,400
2007 - $ 932,800

Bethesda is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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