La Vale, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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La Vale, Maryland - Basic Facts

The La Vale Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Allegany County at latitude 39.6509 and longitude -78.8168. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The formal official name is the La Vale Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as La Vale, Maryland.

The U5 Census Class Code for La Vale indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Vale: LaVale.

La Vale Census Designated Place, MD Boundary Map

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La Vale, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,477
Population in Households 3,471
Population in Familes 2,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,304
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,496
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,008
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,166 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 330 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $155,700
Average Home Value $176,801
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,089
Average Household Income $60,457
Per Capita Income $25,754
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.49% -0.46%
Households -0.33% -0.35%
Families -0.3% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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.

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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, 2014 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 # 220 58th
Population Density1 # 261 50th
Diversity Index2 # 438 16th
Median Household Income # 433 17th
Per Capita Income # 364 30th

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