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Fort Washington, MD

The small city of Fort Washington, Maryland is home to slightly more than 24,000 people. Retirees can expect to feel right at home, as they make up 21% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 44, are older than most cities in Maryland. Renters tend to be in the minority in Fort Washington, and 87% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,621/month, exceeding the state average by $274 a month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.

Averaging about 45 minutes, Fort Washington's commute time is longer than the Maryland average of about 36 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, opted for by 43% of residents, while public transportation is used by just 5% of the population. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Fort Washington has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Fort Washington residents work in one of five industries: public administration, healthcare, scientific, entertainment, and education. Together, these industries make up 33% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Fort Washington workers bring in an average annual income of around $118,000, more than their peers elsewhere in Maryland. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.

Average Rent in Fort Washington

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Apr 20$1,082$1,337$1,509$1,700
Mar 201,0821,3371,5091,700
Feb 201,0821,3371,5011,700
Jan 201,0951,3021,5041,705
Dec 191,0821,3121,5011,705
Nov 191,0951,2951,5011,705
Oct 191,0951,3121,5091,718
Sep 191,0701,3171,5091,718
Aug 191,0701,2921,4951,625
Jul 191,0701,2921,4951,625
Jun 191,0701,2921,4951,664
May 191,0701,2921,4811,688
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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