Friendship Heights Village
Coordinates: 38°57′45″N 77°5′25″W / 38.96250°N 77.09028°W / 38.96250; -77.09028
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
 • Land0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
305 ft (93 m)
 • Total5,360
 • Density90,847.46/sq mi (35,050.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)240 and 301
FIPS code24-30837
GNIS feature ID1852591

Friendship Heights Village is an urbanized, unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is distinct from the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Friendship Heights. Friendship Heights Village is a census-designated place (CDP), with a population of 5,360 at the 2020 census.[3]


Friendship Heights Village is located at 38°57′45″N 77°5′25″W / 38.96250°N 77.09028°W / 38.96250; -77.09028 (38.962510, −77.090181).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.05503 square miles (0.1425 km2), all land.[5]


Historical population
Northbound on Wisconsin Ave in Friendship Heights Village
Wisconsin Avenue in Friendship Heights Village

As of the 2020 census,[7] there were 5,360 people, 2,804 households, and 1,003 families residing in the area. The population density was 90,848/square mile: this is the highest population density of any incorporated or census-designated place in the United States.[8]

The racial makeup of the area was 67.2% White (alone, non-Hispanic),13.9% Hispanic or Latino, 11.2% Asian, 4.7% African American, 1.9% Native American, and 1.1% other race.

In the area, the population was spread out, with 5.5% under the age of 5, 9.8% under the age of 18, and 32.5% are 65 years or older. The Village is composed of 60% women, 28% of all residents are foreign born, and 98% are high school grads, while 88% graduated from college.

The median income for a household in the area was $106,771, with the per capita income equaling $91,197.

Village of Friendship Heights

Although not an incorporated municipality, the Village of Friendship Heights was established as a Special Tax District in 1914. Its boundaries—Wisconsin Avenue, Willard Avenue, and Somerset Terrace (with Little Falls Branch)[9]—enclose 34 acres (140,000 m2) and is almost entirely occupied by high-rise residential buildings. It has the highest population density of any census-designated place or city in the United States. In fact, its density exceeds that of the New York City borough of Manhattan, which itself is coextensive with the United States' most dense county.[10][11] The 2010 population of Friendship Village Heights was 4,698,[12] giving it a population density of 88,432 per square mile, versus Manhattan's approximate 70,000.

South Park Avenue in Friendship Heights


  1. Highland House Apartments - 5480 Wisconsin Avenue
  2. Highland House West Apartments - 4450 S. Park Avenue
  3. The Willoughby Condominium - 4515 Willard Avenue
  4. The Carleton Condominium - 4550 N. Park Avenue
  5. Office Building - 5550 Friendship Blvd.
  6. The Elizabeth Condominium - 4601 N. Park Avenue
  7. 4615 North Park Apartments
  8. Police Field Office - 4602 N. Park Avenue
  9. 4620 N. Park Avenue Condominium
  10. Willard Towers - 4701 Willard Avenue
  11. Sunrise Brighton Gardens (Assisted Living Residence) - 5555 Friendship Blvd.
  12. Friendship Heights Village Center - 4433 S. Park Avenue
  13. Chevy Chase Office Building - 5530 Wisconsin Avenue
  14. Courtyard by Marriott Chevy Chase - 5520 Wisconsin Avenue
  15. Barlow Office Building - 5454 Wisconsin Avenue
  16. Chase Tower Office and Retail Building - 4445 Willard Avenue

The Village is governed by a seven-member village council, which includes the mayor;[14] each member is elected to a two-year term.

The Village provides numerous services for its citizens, such as the following:

  1. Shuttle bus which circles the neighborhood, making stops at the major residential buildings, the Friendship Heights Village Center, nearby shopping centers, and the Friendship Heights stop of the Washington Metro.
  2. MVA on Wheels
  3. Visiting Nurse
  4. Permit Applications
  5. Police Field Office
  6. Mobile Commuter Store
  7. Shredding Truck
  8. Farmers' Market

The Village also offer a wide variety of activities and events at its Village Center, such as classes, trainings, concerts, and programs on demand, just to name a few. Every year, the Village also hosts three large events for its residents: April 13 - Community Day to celebrate the Village's founding; July 4 - Independence Day Celebration; and mid-October - Fall festival.

See also


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ "Friendship Heights Village MD ZIP Code". 2023. Retrieved February 17, 2023.
  3. ^ a b "QuickFacts: Friendship Heights Village CDP, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "G001. GEOGRAPHIC IDENTIFIERS; Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2009.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 19, 2007.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ List of United States cities by population density, separate Wikipedia entry with specific references from the US Census Bureau.
  9. ^ "About the Community". Town of Friendship Village. Retrieved April 2, 2008.
  10. ^ "State and County QuickFacts: New York (city), New York". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population Density", Geographic Information Systems – GIS of Interest. Accessed June 30, 2009. "What I discovered is that out of the 3140 counties listed in the Census population data only 178 counties were calculated to have a population density over one person per acre. Not surprisingly, New York County (which contains Manhattan) had the highest population density with a calculated 104.218 persons per acre."
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "The Friendship Heights Sector Plan" (PDF). Montgomery County Planning Department. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  14. ^ "The Council Report: 2007 Annual Report & Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2009" (PDF). Town of Friendship Village. Retrieved April 2, 2008.