Ridgely, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ridgely, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Ridgely had a population of 1,782 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ridgely is located at latitude 38.9529 and longitude -75.8827 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ridgely (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caroline County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.

The Town of Ridgely (GNIS ID: 2391389) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Ridgely is located within District 7, Ridgely, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caroline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ridgely population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,782
Population in Households 1,760
Population in Familes 1,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 956
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 654
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 409 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 245 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $214,623
Average Home Value $240,000


Median Household Income $51,845
Average Household Income $63,844
Per Capita Income $23,274
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 0.84%
Households 1.23% 0.75%
Families 1.63% 0.65%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Ridgely, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ridgely 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 # 284 45th
Population Density1 # 301 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 156 70th
Median Household Income # 418 19th
Per Capita Income # 434 16th

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