Part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area, Chevy Chase is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The town is globally positioned at 38?58'50"N 77?5'2"W. According to the US Census Bureau, it occupies a total area of 0.5 square miles; all of it land. It uses the area code 301 and zip codes 20813, 20815 and 20825. It follows the Eastern Standard Time.
On the average, the town receives 200 sunny days in a year. On the comfort index measuring humidity during hot months, the town averages at 43 out of 100.
There are 115 days with measurable precipitation and it receives 44 inches of rainfall and 21 inches of snowfall annually. As recorded, July (the hottest month) has high average temperatures around 89 degrees Fahrenheit whereas January (the coldest month) has lows at 24 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to the 2000 Census, the town is occupied by 2,726 people with a population density of 5,822.9 people per square mile. This total population count is distributed racially as follows: 95.01% Caucasian, 0.88% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 1.32% from two or more races. The age distribution of this population is 28.5% under the age of 18, 2.7% aged 18 to 24, 22.3% aged 25 to 44, 32.5% aged 45 to 64 and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. There are 100 females for every 86.3 males.
In this population count, there are 987 households and 802 families. The average size of a household is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.04. In terms of income, the median income of households is $160,331 and the median income for a family is $167,790. The home value in this town averages $968,020 and 4.65% of the population are renters. In the cost of living indices, basing on the US average of 100, the town is at 211.90. This means that cost of living here is very expensive. However, the unemployment rate is at 5.10%, whereas job growth is at -2.80%. Thus, 0.9% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those ages 65 or over. But, in the next ten years, job growth is projected to be at 29.40%.
Politically, the town strongly adheres to bipartisan politics having 65.97% of the people as registered Democrats and 32.83% as registered Republicans. Only the 1.19% of the population remains affiliated with independent parties. Also in the town of Chevy Chase, 52.66% of the population are religiously affiliated.
In terms of education, the town schools spend $8,300 per student. The ratio of teacher to student is one teacher for every 16 pupils. There is on librarian for every 356 students and one counsellor to accommodate 360 children. The list of the town schools, which are part of the Montgomery County Public School system, includes Rosemary Hills Elementary School, Chevy Chase Elementary School, Westland Middle School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.