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Area Code 240 Detailed Profile

Area Code 240 Summary
Area code 240 is assigned to Maryland
Latitude: 39.093135
Longitude: -77.248745
Population: 1,075,439
Area: 1905.77 sq. miles
Land: 1756.91 sq. miles
Water: 148.85 sq. miles
Population Density: 612.12 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 411.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 240 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 100,000
Gaithersburg (119,461)
Hyattsville (149,539)
Rockville (109,319)
Silver Spring (262,659)
Cities with population over 50,000
Bethesda (75,605)
Frederick (93,580)
Hagerstown (80,549)
Laurel (87,810)
Upper Marlboro (68,356)
Waldorf (64,601)
Towns with population under 50,000
Ashton (1,767)
Brandywine (8,266)
Chevy Chase (27,916)
Cumberland (44,053)
Emmitsburg (5,548)
Grantsville (3,876)
Hancock (3,963)
Hughesville (4,418)
Ijamsville (5,715)
Indian Head (8,273)
Kensington (18,713)
Leonardtown (10,842)
Lexington Park (19,643)
Mechanicsville (20,992)
Middletown (9,592)
Mount Airy (25,694)
Myersville (4,950)
Nanjemoy (2,664)
Oakland (14,469)
Odenton (20,984)
Poolesville (6,045)
Ridge (947)
Smithsburg (8,138)
Temple Hills (40,035)
Williamsport (8,238)

Area Code 240 Demographics

Area Code 240 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Male520,33448.38 %48.29 %49.04 %
Female555,10551.62 %51.71 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.94-0.930.96
Total Population1,075,439100.00 %--
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Area Code 240 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years74,8026.96 %6.67 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years79,7327.41 %7.39 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years77,7937.23 %7.40 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years67,4236.27 %6.72 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years57,5765.35 %5.93 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years158,43814.73 %14.13 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years190,77517.74 %17.30 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years153,39114.26 %14.26 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years52,7104.90 %5.07 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years39,7293.69 %3.81 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years63,1715.87 %6.07 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years44,4824.14 %3.99 %4.38 %
85 years and over15,4171.43 %1.26 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)36.6-38.537.7
18 years and over799,24074.32 %74.39 %74.27 %
Male
378,92635.23 %35.20 %35.85 %
Female
420,31439.08 %39.20 %38.42 %
21 years and over764,43571.08 %70.55 %69.92 %
62 years and over145,62713.54 %13.49 %14.65 %
65 years and over123,07011.44 %11.32 %12.42 %
Male
49,2524.58 %4.61 %5.12 %
Female
73,8186.86 %6.70 %7.30 %
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Area Code 240 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
One race1,048,16497.46 %98.04 %97.55 %
White
735,40568.38 %64.03 %75.21 %
Black or African American
206,72419.22 %27.89 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
3,3060.31 %0.29 %0.87 %
Asian
68,3066.35 %3.98 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
14,5381.35 %0.94 %0.59 %
Chinese
20,0081.86 %0.93 %0.85 %
Filipino
6,7340.63 %0.50 %0.65 %
Japanese
2,5630.24 %0.12 %0.28 %
Korean
10,4880.98 %0.74 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
5,9970.56 %0.32 %0.39 %
Other Asian
7,9780.74 %0.42 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
5590.05 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1390.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1510.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
680.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
2010.02 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
33,8643.15 %1.80 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)77,6307.22 %4.30 %13.70 %
Mexican
9,9860.93 %0.75 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
5,9200.55 %0.48 %2.46 %
Cuban
2,0230.19 %0.13 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
59,7015.55 %2.94 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino997,80992.78 %95.70 %86.30 %
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Area Code 240 Social Profile

Area Code 240 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school288,968100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
20,5227.10 %6.51 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
15,7285.44 %5.11 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
127,81144.23 %43.50 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
60,74721.02 %20.85 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
64,16022.20 %24.02 %22.81 %
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Area Code 240 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over721,046100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
34,2174.75 %5.10 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
61,3608.51 %11.07 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
175,07024.28 %26.71 %28.63 %
High school or higher
625,46986.74 %83.83 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
141,23219.59 %20.34 %21.05 %
Associate degree
39,2705.45 %5.33 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
145,85320.23 %18.00 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
269,89737.43 %31.45 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
124,04417.20 %13.45 %8.86 %
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Area Code 240 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,112,177100.00 %--
Arab5,9330.53 %0.38 %0.42 %
Czech4,8650.44 %0.51 %0.59 %
Danish2,7080.24 %0.21 %0.50 %
Dutch11,9501.07 %1.02 %1.58 %
English97,4418.76 %8.76 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)21,8641.97 %1.76 %2.90 %
French Canadian5,1520.46 %0.41 %0.85 %
German165,46614.88 %15.33 %14.93 %
Greek6,9340.62 %0.57 %0.40 %
Hungarian5,6750.51 %0.42 %0.49 %
Irish122,21710.99 %11.46 %10.65 %
Italian49,0504.41 %4.92 %5.47 %
Lithuanian3,2390.29 %0.33 %0.23 %
Norwegian6,5900.59 %0.50 %1.56 %
Polish27,4972.47 %3.39 %3.12 %
Portuguese2,7040.24 %0.15 %0.41 %
Russian20,9781.89 %1.39 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish15,2571.37 %1.27 %1.50 %
Scottish20,1181.81 %1.66 %1.70 %
Slovak2,7890.25 %0.22 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African20,9581.88 %1.81 %0.62 %
Swedish7,7100.69 %0.61 %1.39 %
Swiss3,6880.33 %0.22 %0.32 %
Ukrainian4,1760.38 %0.37 %0.31 %
United States or American73,2256.58 %5.62 %7.18 %
Welsh8,4640.76 %0.73 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)12,2681.10 %1.02 %0.65 %
Other ancestries383,26134.46 %34.95 %31.89 %
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Area Code 240 Economy

Area Code 240 Employment

GroupNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over829,526100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
393,75047.47 %47.36 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
435,77652.53 %52.64 %51.68 %
In labor force
573,98569.19 %67.78 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
297,04351.75 %51.22 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
276,94248.25 %48.78 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
567,07368.36 %66.99 %63.10 %
Employed
546,06465.83 %63.84 %59.39 %
Unemployed
21,0092.53 %3.15 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-3.66 %4.65 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
6,9120.83 %0.79 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
255,54130.81 %32.22 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers389,11571.26 %72.10 %78.40 %
Government workers124,06222.72 %22.30 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business31,7755.82 %5.40 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers1,1120.20 %0.21 %0.31 %
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Area Code 240 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations247,81845.38 %41.26 %33.60 %
Service occupations71,49113.09 %13.95 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations137,05325.10 %26.40 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations9490.17 %0.26 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations44,2468.10 %8.60 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations44,5078.15 %9.52 %14.63 %
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Area Code 240 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining3,0670.56 %0.62 %1.87 %
Construction37,6876.90 %6.95 %6.80 %
Manufacturing33,6986.17 %7.26 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade11,6322.13 %2.78 %3.60 %
Retail trade57,44110.52 %10.48 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities22,4714.12 %4.88 %5.19 %
Information25,9974.76 %3.96 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing38,8937.12 %7.14 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services81,26414.88 %12.41 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services103,23518.91 %20.64 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services36,3006.65 %6.80 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)33,9906.22 %5.58 %4.88 %
Public administration60,38911.06 %10.50 %4.83 %
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Area Code 240 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Households402,023100.00 %1,981,795106,788,273
Less than $10,000
21,1655.26 %6.92 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
14,2623.55 %4.20 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
32,0787.98 %9.49 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
38,5299.58 %10.70 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
59,70114.85 %15.44 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
87,93721.87 %21.56 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
58,72914.61 %13.55 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
55,43213.79 %11.62 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
18,2034.53 %3.49 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
15,9873.98 %3.02 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$61,679.39-$55,184.98$39,349.33
Average household size2.70-2.632.58
Average income per member of household$22,884.90-$20,995.65$15,252.86
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Area Code 240 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over544,258100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
398,70373.26 %73.73 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
67,90112.48 %12.39 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
42,5477.82 %7.22 %4.73 %
Walked
10,4001.91 %2.50 %2.94 %
Other means
3,9470.73 %0.81 %1.20 %
Worked at home
20,7603.81 %3.35 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)31.996 minutes-31.6 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 240 Housing

Area Code 240 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units422,553100.00 %2,145,283117,282,697
Occupied housing units
401,19194.94 %92.34 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
275,42865.18 %62.54 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
125,76329.76 %29.79 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
21,3625.06 %7.66 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
3,9030.92 %1.81 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.39 %-1.75 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate4.77 %-5.69 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.78-2.682.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.49-2.462.45
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Area Code 240 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units422,517100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
231,21954.72 %51.17 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
69,80116.52 %21.04 %5.68 %
2 units
6,2321.47 %2.13 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
9,7452.31 %2.94 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
23,7325.62 %5.60 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
36,7108.69 %7.92 %3.99 %
20 or more units
37,7448.93 %7.24 %8.59 %
Mobile home
7,2751.72 %1.93 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
590.01 %0.03 %0.22 %
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Area Code 240 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units422,517100.00 %--
1 room
5,9901.42 %1.50 %2.21 %
2 rooms
15,8283.75 %3.52 %4.88 %
3 rooms
35,4508.39 %8.03 %10.06 %
4 rooms
46,89211.10 %11.67 %15.95 %
5 rooms
63,65415.07 %15.60 %20.92 %
6 rooms
68,33316.17 %18.50 %18.39 %
7 rooms
57,41213.59 %14.10 %11.98 %
8 rooms
54,54812.91 %12.17 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
74,41017.61 %14.91 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)6.2-6.25.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units401,359100.00 %--
1.00 or less
385,60496.07 %89.02 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
8,8092.19 %1.91 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
6,9461.73 %1.41 %2.54 %
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Area Code 240 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas191,76945.39 %42.51 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas8,1531.93 %2.86 %5.96 %
Electricity140,50633.25 %30.55 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.53,68012.70 %14.76 %8.06 %
Coal or coke7350.17 %0.12 %0.12 %
Wood4,6521.10 %0.92 %1.51 %
Solar energy630.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel1,0840.26 %0.34 %0.35 %
No fuel used7170.17 %0.25 %1.25 %
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Area Code 240 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units237,324100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
5,3612.26 %3.81 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
27,10711.42 %19.30 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
64,56027.20 %29.41 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
60,14025.34 %20.87 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
45,27119.08 %16.09 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
25,36410.69 %7.77 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
8,2853.49 %2.35 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
1,2360.52 %0.40 %0.56 %
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Area Code 240 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage189,35879.79 %77.71 %69.56 %
Less than $300
4580.19 %0.25 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
3,6501.54 %1.92 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
9,1183.84 %4.97 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
25,94310.93 %14.26 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
68,84229.01 %28.52 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
45,00518.96 %15.89 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
36,34215.31 %11.90 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged47,96620.21 %22.29 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent75,99232.02 %32.06 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent42,99618.12 %18.03 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent38,49816.22 %15.65 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent26,11011.00 %10.82 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent16,6107.00 %6.81 %6.01 %
35 percent or more36,15515.23 %16.05 %15.91 %
Not computed9630.41 %0.57 %0.85 %
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Area Code 240 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units124,690100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
4,5423.64 %5.09 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
4,2933.44 %3.64 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
13,59910.91 %14.23 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
31,13824.97 %33.58 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
36,38729.18 %24.29 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
23,29018.68 %11.88 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
7,2415.81 %3.06 %2.89 %
No cash rent
4,2003.37 %4.23 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)40,06932.13 %48.17 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent23,05718.49 %18.18 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent20,57416.50 %15.40 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent18,23714.63 %13.94 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent14,65811.76 %11.30 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent9,9037.94 %7.81 %7.32 %
35 percent or more32,22125.84 %27.00 %29.47 %
Not computed6,0404.84 %6.37 %7.77 %

Area Code 240 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentMaryland Avg.National Avg.
None30,8107.29 %10.37 %9.57 %
1135,07931.97 %30.86 %31.22 %
2160,55438.00 %34.79 %34.76 %
3 or more74,91617.73 %16.31 %15.45 %
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