This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Silver Spring has a low population density. Silver Spring is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
Silver Spring, MD is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Silver Spring has a population density of 8,264, with 77,863 current residents.
Out of the 77,863 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 51% of the residents are married and 49% are single.
- 55% Sun
- 41% Rain
- 22% Snow
55°F average temperature
- 49 years Median home age
- $351,250 Median home price
- -8.94% Home appreciation rate
- 12.02% Annual property tax
As for living in Silver Spring, the air quality is 43% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 41% rainy, and 22% snowy. The average temperature is 55°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Silver Spring, you should know that 40.8% of homes are owned while 55.4% of homes are rented, and 3.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $351,250, the median age of homes is 49 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.94% and the annual property tax is 12.02%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)5
When looking at the community of Silver Spring, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Silver Spring’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Silver Spring is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 71.58% Democratic, 27.00% Republican, and 1.41% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:14
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
82%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
24%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Silver Spring, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 5.40% of residents are unemployed in Silver Spring (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Silver Spring residents: 17.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 33.90% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.3% are in the customer service field, 19.2% are in the sales field, 0.05% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 6.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 81.73%, 3.67% of residents have an associate’s degree, 24.19% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 23.75% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Silver Spring, you should be aware that the average commute time is 37 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Silver Spring have a few different options. 56% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 24% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.