Chevy Chase Village, Maryland

Chevy Chase Village, Maryland is an incorporated municipality in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, bordering Washington, D.C. It is made up of sections 1, 1a, and 2 of Chevy Chase, as originally designated by The Chevy Chase Land Company.[5] The population was 1,953 as of the 2010 census.[3] The town is the wealthiest in Maryland, with a median income of over $250,000, the highest income bracket listed by the census bureau, and a median home value of $1,823,800.[6]

Chevy Chase Village, Maryland
Location of Chevy Chase Village within Montgomery County, Maryland (click to enlarge).
Location of Chevy Chase Village within Montgomery County, Maryland (click to enlarge).
Coordinates: 38°58′10″N 77°4′44″W / 38.96944°N 77.07889°W / 38.96944; -77.07889Coordinates: 38°58′10″N 77°4′44″W / 38.96944°N 77.07889°W / 38.96944; -77.07889
Country United States
State Maryland
County Montgomery
Incorporated1910[1]
Government
 • Village ManagerShana Davis-Cook
Area
 • Total0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Land0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
341 ft (104 m)
Population
 • Total1,953
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
2,056
 • Density4,895.24/sq mi (1,891.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)301
FIPS code24-16787
GNIS feature ID1669429
Websitewww.chevychasevillagemd.gov

Chevy Chase Village includes 721 homes.[7] It is known for its speed limit enforcement actions, which produce 24% of its annual revenue.[8] The population has historically been over 95% white, while the non-white residents are mostly transient.[9] Chevy Chase Village also includes Chevy Chase Club, a private country club with an initiation fee of over $50,000.[9]

GeographyEdit

Chevy Chase Village is located at 38°58′10″N 77°4′44″W / 38.96944°N 77.07889°W / 38.96944; -77.07889 (38.969560, -77.078967).[10] and has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all land.

HistoryEdit

Chevy Chase Village was created in 1890 as a streetcar suburb. In 1914, it became a special taxing area. It was incorporated in 1951.[7]

GovernmentEdit

The village is managed by a board of managers, which consists of 7 elected officials.[11]

The village has its own police department.[11]

Approximately 46% of the village's revenue is from income taxes, 20% is from property taxes, and 24% is from citations from speed limit enforcement.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19602,405
19702,265−5.8%
19802,118−6.5%
1990749−64.6%
20002,043172.8%
20101,953−4.4%
2019 (est.)2,056[4]5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census of 2010,[3] there were 1,953 people, 697 households, and 609 families living in the town. The population density was 4,650.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,795.4/km2). There were 726 housing units at an average density of 1,728.6 per square mile (667.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 697 households, of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.2% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 12.6% were non-families. 11.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the town was 49.1 years. 26.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.5% were from 25 to 44; 36.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,043 people, 704 households, and 601 families living in the town. The population density was 4,943.6 people per square mile (1,923.9/km2). There were 718 housing units at an average density of 1,737.4 per square mile (676.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.64% White, 0.69% African American, 1.62% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population.

There were 704 households, out of which 43.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.11 people per household.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.0% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 14.5% from 25 to 44, 38.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was in excess of $200,000, as is the median income for a family. Males had a median income of over $100,000 versus $76,067 for females. The per capita income for the town was $95,174. About 1.3% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

TransportationEdit

 
MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) southbound in Chevy Chase Village

Two state highways serve Chevy Chase Village directly. The most significant of these is Maryland Route 185 (Connecticut Avenue). MD 185 extends south to Washington, D.C. and continues north to the nearest Interstate highway, Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway). The other state highway serving Chevy Chase Village is Maryland Route 186 (Brookville Road), which is a comparatively minor local connector running parallel to, and east of, MD 185.

EducationEdit

Chevy Chase Village is served by the Montgomery County Public Schools system.

Residents are zoned to Rosemary Hills Elementary School (PreK-2) (Unincorporated Montgomery County) and Chevy Chase Elementary School (3-6) (in the town of Chevy Chase). Some residents are zoned to Somerset Elementary School (K-5) (in Somerset, Maryland.

All residents are zoned to Westland Middle School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, located in unincorporated Montgomery County.

Notable peopleEdit

Current residentsEdit

Former residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chevy Chase Village". Government of Maryland.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Village History - Chevy Chase Village Section 3".
  6. ^ Quinn, Morgan (June 14, 2017). "The wealthiest city in each US state". Business Insider.
  7. ^ a b "About the Village". Chevy Chase Village.
  8. ^ a b "General Funds and SafeSpeed Budgets Proposed for Board Adoption on April 17, 2017". Chevy Chase Village.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Neate, Rupert (December 4, 2015). "Chevy Chase, Maryland: the super-rich town that has it all – except diversity". The Guardian.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Village Government". Chevy Chase Village.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  13. ^ Lerner, Michele (June 10, 2010). "Luxury home: Brinkley's Chevy Chase estate impresses". The Washington Times.

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