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Eldersburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Eldersburg Census Designated Place had a population of 31,740 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Eldersburg is located at latitude 39.4042 and longitude -76.9527 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the Eldersburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.84 sq. miles and a water area of 2.54 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 643 feet.

The Eldersburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389031) 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 Eldersburg Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Freedom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eldersburg 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 Eldersburg: Eldersburgh.

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


Total Population 31,740
Population in Households 31,339
Population in Familes 28,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 401
Population Density1 797
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 10,965
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 8,745
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,596 (84.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,369 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $383,001
Average Home Value $419,404


Median Household Income $107,839
Average Household Income $123,376
Per Capita Income $42,357
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.54%
Households 0.57% 0.56%
Families 0.68% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Eldersburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eldersburg 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 # 36 93rd
Population Density1 # 330 36th
Diversity Index2 # 375 28th
Median Household Income # 80 85th
Per Capita Income # 116 78th

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