Brookmont, Maryland
Location in Montgomery County and Maryland
Location in Montgomery County and Maryland
Coordinates: 38°57′05″N 77°07′35″W / 38.95139°N 77.12639°W / 38.95139; -77.12639
Country United States
State Maryland
County Montgomery
 • Total1.97 sq mi (5.11 km2)
 • Land1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)
 • Water0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
Elevation121 ft (37 m)
 • Total3,751
 • Density2,861.17/sq mi (1,104.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
20816 (Bethesda)
FIPS code24-10500
GNIS feature ID2389249[2]

Brookmont is a census-designated place and unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of 3,751.[3] Brookmont is often considered part of neighboring Bethesda because it falls within Bethesda's 20816 zip code.


As an unincorporated area, Brookmont's boundaries are not officially defined. Brookmont is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a census-designated place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 38°57′21″N 77°7′38″W / 38.95583°N 77.12722°W / 38.95583; -77.12722 (38.955810, −77.127094).[4] Brookmont occupies the southernmost point in Montgomery County and is bordered to the southeast by the District of Columbia and to the southwest, across the Potomac River, by McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia. Brookmont is bordered to the east and north by Bethesda and to the northwest by Cabin John. The village of Glen Echo also borders the northern part of Brookmont.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Brookmont CDP has a total area of 1.97 square miles (5.1 km2), of which 1.31 square miles (3.4 km2) are land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 33.59%, are water.[1]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,202 people, 1,194 households, and 920 families residing in the area as defined by the Census Bureau. The population density was 2,361.7 inhabitants per square mile (911.9/km2). There were 1,224 housing units at an average density of 902.8 per square mile (348.6/km2). The racial makeup of the area was 92.35% White, 1.66% African American, 0.31% Native American, 3.72% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.97% of the population.

There were 1,194 households, out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the area, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the area was $138,492, and the median income for a family was $150,000. Males had a median income of $94,066 versus $57,167 for females. The per capita income for the area was $66,465. About 0.9% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen or sixty-five or over.

See also


  1. ^ a b "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brookmont, Maryland
  3. ^ a b "P1. Race – Brookmont CDP, Maryland: 2020 DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 6, 2023.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.