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Lake Shore, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Lake Shore Census Designated Place had a population of 19,860 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Shore is located at latitude 39.092 and longitude -76.4895 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Shore Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.43 sq. miles and a water area of 4.2 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Lake Shore Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390025) 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 Lake Shore Census Designated Place is located within District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Shore 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 Lake Shore: Jacobs Store, Lakeshore.

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Lake Shore, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,860
Population in Households 19,845
Population in Familes 17,304
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 1,479
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 7,020
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 5,465
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,266 (84.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 754 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $375,925
Average Home Value $465,873


Median Household Income $97,269
Average Household Income $114,615
Per Capita Income $40,694
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.53%
Households 0.13% 0.41%
Families 0.03% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Lake Shore, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Shore 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 # 65 88th
Population Density1 # 245 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 373 28th
Median Household Income # 118 77th
Per Capita Income # 140 73rd

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