Potomac is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, named after the nearby Potomac River. As noted elsewhere, Montgomery County abounds with many city-like areas that are unincorporated communities. For example, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Potomac have no official boundaries but, may have varying designations from the United States Census Bureau, the United States Geological Survey or the United States Postal Service. When doing real estate searches in Montgomery County, Maryland, it is always best to confirm area designations with information in the BrightMLS Multiple Listing Service.
In 2013, CNNMoney listed Potomac as the most affluent town with more than 25,000 residents in the United States, based on median household income. Potomac is also the seventh-most top-educated American small town according to Forbes. Bloomberg Businessweek labeled Potomac as the twenty-ninth-richest zip code in the United States in 2011, stating that it had the largest population of any U.S. town with a median income of more than $240,000.
Numerous original buildings within Potomac Village have been demolished for the construction of strip malls and modern office buildings. However, in the surrounding area, many of the old farmhouses remain, though some are confined within suburban developments. Potomac’s geographical focal point is Potomac Village, a small cluster of shops and businesses at the intersection of Maryland State Highway 189 (Falls Road) and Maryland State Highway 190 (River Road).
Potomac is a highly desirable home destination for some of the most affluent families in Montgomery County. As of the 2010 census, there were 44,965 people living in Potomac, including 16,093 households. More recently, two Potomac neighborhoods were ranked among the ten wealthiest neighborhoods in the country by CNBC in 2014 In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Potomac was the sixth-wealthiest city in the United States. The range of upper scale Potomac housing reflects this reality. …Adapted from Wikipedia
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