Chevy Chase, Maryland
Location of Chevy Chase in Montgomery County
Location of Chevy Chase in Montgomery County
Boundaries of the Chevy Chase CDP as of 2003
Boundaries of the Chevy Chase CDP as of 2003
Chevy Chase is located in Maryland
Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
Location within the U.S. state of Maryland
Coordinates: 38°59′21″N 77°4′34″W / 38.98917°N 77.07611°W / 38.98917; -77.07611
Country United States
State Maryland
County Montgomery
 • Total2.42 sq mi (6.26 km2)
 • Land2.41 sq mi (6.25 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
361 ft (110 m)
 • Total10,176
 • Density4,218.91/sq mi (1,629.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
20813, 20815, 20825
Area code(s)301, 240
FIPS code24-16625
GNIS feature ID0589963

Chevy Chase (/ˈɛv s/) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The population was 10,176 at the 2020 census.[2]


Chevy Chase is located at 38°59′21″N 77°4′34″W / 38.98917°N 77.07611°W / 38.98917; -77.07611 (38.98926, −77.076198).[3] There is also an unincorporated area, the boundaries of which are East West Highway, Grubb Road and the District Line.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.3 km2), all land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of 2010 Chevy Chase had a population of 9,545. The population was 86.7% white, 4.8% African-American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian India, 3.3% other Asian, 0.3% non-Hispanic from some other race, 3.0% from two or more races and 5.5% Hispanic or Latino.[5]

At the 2000 census there were 9,381 people, 3,831 households, and 2,463 families in the CDP. The population density was 3,828.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,478.3/km2). There were 3,959 housing units at an average density of 1,615.8 per square mile (623.9/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.99% White or European American, 3.68% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.97% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73%.[6]

Of the 3,831 households 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.4% of households were one person and 17.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

The age distribution was 20.6% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% 65 or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.4 males.

The median household income was $99,520 and the median family income was $127,254. Males had a median income of $87,688 versus $56,411 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $60,893. About 0.4% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.


Companies based in Chevy Chase include GEICO and CapitalSource. The city is also home to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the second-wealthiest philanthropic organization in the United States.[7]


Montgomery County Public Schools operates public schools.

Rochambeau French International School operates the Rollingwood Campus, for elementary grades, in Chevy Chase CDP, while its other campuses and its administrative headquarters are in Bethesda. c. 2022 a new preschool and primary campus will open in Bethesda.[8]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "QuickFacts: Chevy Chase CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  5. ^ 2010 census report for Chevy Chase
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ "HHMI 2013 Year in Review".
  8. ^ "Campuses". Rochambeau French International School. Retrieved October 25, 2020. ROLLINGWOOD CAMPUS - 1ST GRADE THROUGH 4TH GRADE[...]3200 Woodbine Street in Chevy-Chase[...]NEW PRIMARY CAMPUS - AGE 2 THROUGH 5TH GRADE[...]Address: 9650 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda, MD 20817