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Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. (In Aramaic, ܒܝܬ ܚܣܕܐ beth ḥesda means "House of Mercy" and in Hebrew, בית חסד "beit ḥesed" means "House of Kindness".) The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. In 2014 it placed first in Forbes list of America's most educated small towns and first on Time's list of top earning towns. As an unincorporated area, Bethesda has no official boundaries. The United States Census Bureau defines a census-designated place named Bethesda whose center is located at 38°59′N 77°7′W / 38.983°N 77.117°W. The United States Geological Survey has defined Bethesda as an area whose center is at 38°58′50″N 77°6′2″W / 38.98056°N 77.10056°W, slightly different from the Census Bureau's definition. Other definitions are used by the Bethesda Urban Planning District, the United States Postal Service (which defines Bethesda to comprise the zip codes 20810, 20811, 20813, 20814, 20815, 20816, and 20817), and other organizations. According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013, the community had a total population of 63,374. Most of Bethesda's residents are in Maryland Legislative District 16.

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Facts and Stats for Bethesda*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bethesda

    Know the pollution level of Bethesda before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 32.81 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 47 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30.56 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 26 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 21.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 22.12 (Low)
  • Bethesda: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bethesda for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bethesda.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.05 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 57.88 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60.62 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 53.08 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.36 (High)
    • Attacks 54.93 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.01 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.15 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.64 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.87 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.84 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.76 (High)
  • Living in Bethesda - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bethesda is 148.07 (High)

    • Safety Index 42.25 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 83.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.51 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.46 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 92.07 (High)
    • Health Care Index 70.41 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.06 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.82 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bethesda

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bethesda

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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