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Glen Burnie, Maryland - Basic Facts

Glen Burnie is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Glen Burnie Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Anne Arundel County at latitude 39.1626 and longitude -76.6247. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Glen Burnie Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 17.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Burnie: Glenburnie, Myrtle, Traceys Station.

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


Total Population 69,326
Population in Households 68,438
Population in Familes 53,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 888
Population Density1 4,002
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 27,201
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 17,165
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,019 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,426 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,775 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,818 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $263,511
Average Home Value $280,539


Median Household Income $57,832
Average Household Income $71,210
Per Capita Income $28,165
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.58% 0.85%
Households 0.62% 0.86%
Families 0.47% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Glen Burnie, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Burnie 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 # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 83 84th
Diversity Index2 # 89 83rd
Median Household Income # 319 39th
Per Capita Income # 315 39th

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