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Zihlman, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Zihlman Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Allegany County at latitude 39.6741 and longitude -78.9131. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,601 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Zihlman 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 Zihlman Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Zihlman: Allegany, Allegany Mines, Allegany Station, Little Allegany.

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


Total Population 365
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 267
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 243
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $168,860


Median Household Income $48,499
Average Household Income $61,061
Per Capita Income $26,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% -0.05%
Households 0.46% 0.0%
Families 0.97% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
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.


Zihlman, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Zihlman 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 # 392 25th
Population Density1 # 463 11th
Diversity Index2 # 430 17th
Median Household Income # 430 17th
Per Capita Income # 347 33rd

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