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Barton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Barton had a population of 457 as of July 1, 2015. Barton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Barton is located at latitude 39.5323 and longitude -79.0168 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Barton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The Town of Barton (GNIS ID: 2390715) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Barton is located within District 9, Barton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Barton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Barton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 457
Population in Households 457
Population in Familes 379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,069
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $87,324
Average Home Value $105,137


Median Household Income $40,607
Average Household Income $49,127
Per Capita Income $20,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.1% 0.0%
Families 0.99% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Barton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barton to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 380 27th
Population Density1 # 179 66th
Diversity Index2 # 499 4th
Median Household Income # 478 8th
Per Capita Income # 465 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.