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Point of Rocks, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Point of Rocks Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Frederick County at latitude 39.2781 and longitude -77.5292. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The formal official name is the Point of Rocks Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Point of Rocks, Maryland.

The U5 Census Class Code for Point of Rocks indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Point of Rocks Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Point of Rocks: Nelsons Ferry, Trammelstown.

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Point of Rocks, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,732
Population in Households 1,732
Population in Familes 1,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,573
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 467
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 523 (83.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 ( 9.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $334,615
Average Home Value $367,762


Median Household Income $102,556
Average Household Income $105,086
Per Capita Income $35,852
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 4.0% 2.59%
Households 4.09% 2.61%
Families 4.02% 2.49%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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.


Point of Rocks, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point of Rocks 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 # 284 45th
Population Density1 # 232 55th
Diversity Index2 # 239 54th
Median Household Income # 100 81st
Per Capita Income # 186 64th

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