Shaft CDP, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shaft CDP, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Shaft Census Designated Place had a population of 248 as of July 1, 2016. Shaft CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Shaft CDP is located at latitude 39.6223 and longitude -78.9429 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Shaft Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Shaft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583687) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shaft Census Designated Place is located within District 18, Midland/Shaft, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

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

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Shaft CDP, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 248
Population in Households 248
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 315
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 92
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 82 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $120,455
Average Home Value $145,427


Median Household Income $54,060
Average Household Income $59,386
Per Capita Income $23,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.24%
Households 0.9% 0.22%
Families 1.21% 0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.69%
Per Capita Income   0.73%
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.

Shaft CDP, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaft CDP 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 # 421 19th
Population Density1 # 454 13th
Diversity Index2 # 508 2nd
Median Household Income # 385 26th
Per Capita Income # 427 18th

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