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Chevy Chase, Maryland
Town of Chevy Chase
Entering the Town of Chevy Chase along MD 191 westbound
Entering the Town of Chevy Chase along MD 191 westbound
Location of Chevy Chase, Maryland
Location of Chevy Chase, Maryland
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Montgomery
Incorporated 1918
Named for Chevy Chase Land Company
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.20 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 2,904
 • Density 6,245.16/sq mi (2,411.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
20813, 20815, 20825
Area codes
  • 301
  • 240
FIPS code 24-16620

Chevy Chase is an incorporated town in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,824 at the 2010 census.


The town of Chevy Chase is located at 38°58′50″N 77°5′1″W / 38.98056°N 77.08361°W / 38.98056; -77.08361 (38.98061, -77.083822).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Chevy Chase has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,971
1960 2,243 13.8%
1970 2,266 1.0%
1980 2,903 28.1%
1990 2,675 −7.9%
2000 2,726 1.9%
2010 2,824 3.6%
2020 2,904 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,824 people, 1,003 households, and 835 families living in the town. The population density was 6,008.5 inhabitants per square mile (2,319.9/km2). There were 1,042 housing units at an average density of 2,217.0 per square mile (856.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.1% White, 1.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.

There were 1,003 households, of which 41.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.7% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 46.3 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.8% were from 25 to 44; 37.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.


Chevy Chase Elementary
Chevy Chase Elementary School (west wing), Rosemary Street, Town of Chevy Chase

The town of Chevy Chase sends students to the Montgomery County Public Schools.

Residents are zoned to Rosemary Hills Elementary School (PreK-2) (unincorporated Montgomery County), North Chevy Chase Elementary School, Westbrook Elementary School, Chevy Chase Elementary School (3-6) (in the town of Chevy Chase), Westland Middle School (unincorporated Montgomery County) and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (unincorporated Montgomery County).


2019-06-12 13 29 34 View south along Maryland State Route 185 (Connecticut Avenue) just south of Maryland State Route 410 (East-West Highway) within the Town of Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland
MD 185 southbound on the east edge of Chevy Chase

Three state highways form the northern, eastern and southern borders of the town, with a fourth lying just beyond the western border. Of the three highways directly bordering the town, the most prominent is Maryland Route 185 (Connecticut Avenue), which forms the eastern border of the town. MD 185 extends south to Washington, D.C. and north to the nearest Interstate highway, Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway). From the north side of town, Maryland Route 410 extends eastward, providing local connections to many other suburban towns north and northeast of Washington, D.C. On the south edge of town, Maryland Route 191 extends west through Bethesda to Potomac. The fourth highway, lying just beyond the town's western edge, is Maryland Route 355 (Wisconsin Avenue), which provides many of the same connections as MD 185 does on a slightly more west alignment.

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