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Elkton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Elkton had a population of 15,964 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Elkton is located at latitude 39.6058 and longitude -75.8217 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elkton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Elkton (GNIS ID: 2390166) 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 Elkton is located within District 3, Elkton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkton 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 Elkton: Elk Town, Elktown, Head of Elk, Hollingsworth, Sahakitko.

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


Total Population 15,964
Population in Households 15,413
Population in Familes 12,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 551
Population Density1 1,830
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 5,728
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,791
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,908 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,820 (45.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $223,471
Average Home Value $259,439


Median Household Income $57,034
Average Household Income $71,278
Per Capita Income $26,792
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.24%
Households 0.32% 0.15%
Families 0.39% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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.

Elkton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkton 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 # 87 83rd
Population Density1 # 208 60th
Diversity Index2 # 154 70th
Median Household Income # 342 34th
Per Capita Income # 356 31st

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