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Severn, Maryland - Basic Facts

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

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Anne Arundel County at latitude 39.1371 and longitude -76.6983. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 157 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Severn Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 17.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Severn: Boone.

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


Total Population 46,986
Population in Households 46,960
Population in Familes 40,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 2,653
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 16,829
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 12,603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,538 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,161 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,668 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 709 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $372,850
Average Home Value $399,879


Median Household Income $92,932
Average Household Income $108,827
Per Capita Income $38,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.43% 1.51%
Households 1.65% 1.63%
Families 1.45% 1.46%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.2%
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.


Severn, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Severn 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 # 18 97th
Population Density1 # 140 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 66 87th
Median Household Income # 139 73rd
Per Capita Income # 143 73rd

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