Charles County MD Information


Charles County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 160,585
Population in Households 159,207
Population in Familes 136,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,378
Population Density1 351
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 55,980
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 41,938
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 60,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,982 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,998 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,434 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $323,489
Average Home Value $360,358


Median Household Income $95,883
Average Household Income $108,739
Per Capita Income $38,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.47% 1.51%
Households 1.43% 1.49%
Families 1.33% 1.42%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.


Charles County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charles County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 10 63rd
Population Density1 # 11 58th
Diversity Index2 # 4 88th
Median Household Income # 4 88th
Per Capita Income # 7 75th

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