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Elkton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Elkton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cecil County at latitude 39.6058 and longitude -75.8217. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Elkton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elkton, Maryland.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elkton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 15,556
Population in Households 14,984
Population in Familes 11,973
Population in Group Qrtrs 572
Population Density1 1,863
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 5,608
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,703
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,058 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,865 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,743 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 450 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $220,090
Average Home Value $234,296


Median Household Income $53,409
Average Household Income $68,763
Per Capita Income $25,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.0%
Households 0.12% -0.05%
Families 0.19% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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, 2014 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 # 88 83rd
Population Density1 # 202 61st
Diversity Index2 # 163 68th
Median Household Income # 363 30th
Per Capita Income # 371 29th

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