Layhill is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland. According to the United States Census Bureau, Layhill had a population of 5,169 in 2010.
Due to its unincorporated nature, the boundaries are difficult to define precisely, but the center of the community is located at the intersection of Layhill Road and Bonifant Road/Bel Pre Road.
As of the 2010 census, there were 5,169 people and 1,659 households residing in the Layhill CDP. There were 1,775 housing units. The racial makeup of the community was 38.2% White, 34.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 15.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race consist of 17.6% of the population.
There were 1,659 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.3% were non-families. 12.4% of all households are made up of individuals living alone, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28, and the average family size was 3.56.
Of adults age 25 or older, 86% have a high school degree, 53% have a bachelor’s degree, and 28% have a graduate degree. Civilian veterans were 8% of the population.
22% of residents were born in Maryland, 40% were born elsewhere in the United States, and 38% were born abroad. Of foreign-born residents, 58% are naturalized citizens of the United States. Of foreign-born residents, 37% were born in Latin American, 36% were born in Asia, 24% were born in Africa, and 3% were born in Europe.
Residents’ ancestry includes Subsaharan African (10%), Irish (8%), English (7%), German (6%), American (4%), West Indian (3%), Polish (2%), Arab (2%), Swiss (2%), and Italian (1%).
Residents’ method of commuting to work included driving alone (64%), carpooling (11%), and public transportation (20%); 4% worked from home. Residents’ mean travel time to work is 38 minutes.
The median income for a household in the census area was $120,184, and the median income for a family was $123,832. 6.2% of the population and 5.0% of families were below the poverty line. 8.4% of those under the age of 18 and 1.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.