Its current mayor is Sidney A. Katz. (1998-). Previous Mayors include:
Gaithersburg has a five-member City Council, which serves as the legislative body of the city. The Mayor serves as president of the council.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.3 km² (10.2 mi²). 26.1 km² (10.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.69% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 52,613 people, 19,621 households, and 12,577 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,013.3/km² (5,216.2/mi²). There are 20,674 housing units at an average density of 791.1/km² (2,049.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 58.21% White, 14.60% African American, 0.36% Native American, 13.76% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 8.62% from other races, and 4.39% from two or more races. 19.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 19,621 households out of which 34.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% are non-families. 27.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.25.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 37.7% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $59,879, and the median income for a family is $66,669. Males have a median income of $44,331 versus $35,861 for females. The per capita income for the city is $27,323. 7.1% of the population and 4.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.2% are under the age of 18 and 11.4% are 65 or older.