La Vale, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Vale, Maryland - Basic Facts

The La Vale Census Designated Place had a population of 3,442 as of July 1, 2016. La Vale 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 La Vale is located at latitude 39.6509 and longitude -78.8168 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the La Vale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The La Vale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390011) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The La Vale Census Designated Place is located within District 29, La Vale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Vale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Vale: LaVale.

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La Vale, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,442
Population in Households 3,436
Population in Familes 2,810
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,291
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,473
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 993
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,655 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,140 (68.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $137,903
Average Home Value $162,928


Median Household Income $53,251
Average Household Income $64,427
Per Capita Income $27,317
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.5% -0.5%
Households -0.47% -0.48%
Families -0.44% -0.59%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

La Vale, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Vale to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 224 57th
Population Density1 # 261 50th
Diversity Index2 # 438 16th
Median Household Income # 399 23rd
Per Capita Income # 344 34th

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