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Towson, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Towson Census Designated Place had a population of 57,533 as of July 1, 2016. Towson 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 Towson is located at latitude 39.3944 and longitude -76.6182 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Towson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Towson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390399) 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 Towson Census Designated Place is located within District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Towson 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 Towson: Towson Town, Towsontown.

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


Total Population 57,533
Population in Households 49,003
Population in Familes 33,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,530
Population Density1 4,066
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 21,832
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 11,315
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,050 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,782 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,599 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $333,646
Average Home Value $409,189


Median Household Income $72,926
Average Household Income $102,865
Per Capita Income $41,441
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.67%
Households 0.57% 0.68%
Families 0.26% 0.49%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Towson, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Towson 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 # 13 98th
Population Density1 # 86 84th
Diversity Index2 # 193 63rd
Median Household Income # 222 57th
Per Capita Income # 131 75th

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