Arbutus, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Arbutus, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Arbutus Census Designated Place had a population of 20,687 as of July 1, 2016. Arbutus ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arbutus is located at latitude 39.2427 and longitude -76.6921 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Arbutus Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Arbutus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389143) 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 Arbutus Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arbutus 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 Arbutus: Crowdentown, Sulpher Spring, Sulphur Springs.

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


Total Population 20,687
Population in Households 20,504
Population in Familes 15,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 183
Population Density1 3,171
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 8,027
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 5,051
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,272 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,755 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 679 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $236,484
Average Home Value $260,636


Median Household Income $64,836
Average Household Income $74,628
Per Capita Income $29,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.35%
Households -0.05% 0.22%
Families -0.21% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Arbutus, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arbutus 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 # 62 88th
Population Density1 # 114 78th
Diversity Index2 # 168 68th
Median Household Income # 270 48th
Per Capita Income # 311 40th

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