Emmitsburg, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emmitsburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Emmitsburg had a population of 2,938 as of July 1, 2016. Emmitsburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emmitsburg is located at latitude 39.7051 and longitude -77.3217 in Frederick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Emmitsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 436 feet.

The Town of Emmitsburg (GNIS ID: 2390171) 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 Emmitsburg is located within District 5, Emmitsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Frederick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emmitsburg 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 Emmitsburg: Carrollsburg, Emmetsburg, Emmettsburgh, Poplar Fields, Silver Fancy, Silver Field.

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


Total Population 2,938
Population in Households 2,802
Population in Familes 2,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 136
Population Density1 1,942
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,042
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 660 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 382 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $224,242
Average Home Value $265,909


Median Household Income $55,766
Average Household Income $69,549
Per Capita Income $26,943
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.86%
Households 0.71% 0.89%
Families 0.82% 0.75%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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.

Emmitsburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emmitsburg 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 # 239 54th
Population Density1 # 192 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 405 22nd
Median Household Income # 353 32nd
Per Capita Income # 351 32nd

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