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Shady Side, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Shady Side Census Designated Place had a population of 5,991 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Shady Side is located at latitude 38.829 and longitude -76.5196 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Shady Side Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 1.25 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Shady Side Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390281) 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 Shady Side Census Designated Place is located within District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shady Side 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 Shady Side: Parrishes Choice, Rural Felicity, Shadyside, The Swamp.

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Shady Side, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,991
Population in Households 5,986
Population in Familes 5,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 886
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,287
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,648
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,935 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 367 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $356,706
Average Home Value $458,949


Median Household Income $89,276
Average Household Income $112,086
Per Capita Income $42,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.73%
Households 0.34% 0.6%
Families 0.22% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Shady Side, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shady Side 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 # 180 65th
Population Density1 # 313 40th
Diversity Index2 # 281 46th
Median Household Income # 155 70th
Per Capita Income # 110 79th

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