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Sykesville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Sykesville had a population of 4,397 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sykesville is located at latitude 39.3721 and longitude -76.9717 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sykesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Town of Sykesville (GNIS ID: 2391436) 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 Sykesville is located within District 5, Freedom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sykesville 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 Sykesville: Sykes, Sykes Mill.

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


Total Population 4,397
Population in Households 3,696
Population in Familes 2,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 701
Population Density1 2,790
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,400
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 883
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,482 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 781 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 619 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $361,538
Average Home Value $380,192


Median Household Income $89,705
Average Household Income $92,696
Per Capita Income $33,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.01%
Households -0.1% 0.04%
Families -1.89% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Sykesville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sykesville 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 # 207 60th
Population Density1 # 136 74th
Diversity Index2 # 270 48th
Median Household Income # 151 71st
Per Capita Income # 230 56th

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