Gaithersburg Now Maryland’s Third Largest City | WDVM25 and DCW50
GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (WDVM) – The city of Gaithersburg is making strides in its diversity and population, recently released census data shows Gaithersburg is the third largest city in Maryland.
According to city officials, Gaithersburg has grown by more than 16% in the past 10 years. Gaithersburg’s official 2020 population was estimated to be over 65,000, up from 59,933 in 2010.
City officials are also seeing a trend for higher diversity in the Hispanic-Latin, Asian, and African-American communities.
According to a city press release, “The Hispanic / Latino percentage of any race is now 28.5%, up from 24.2% in 2010. The non-Hispanic / Latin American white population is now of 31.5%, up from 40.0% in 2010 The Asian, non-Hispanic / Latino population in Gaithersburg is 19.0%, up from 16.9% in 2010, while the non-Hispanic / Black / African American population is Latino amounted to 16.1%, against 15.5% in 2010 ”
“We see the changing face of Gaithersburg every day, so it’s no surprise to us that the data quantifies our growing diversity. It is exciting for us to welcome so many new people to our city and to continue our long tradition of embracing all who want to live in a welcoming and tolerant community, ”said Mayor Jud Ashman.
Gaithersburg is behind Baltimore with 585,708 and the city of Frederick with 78,171.