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Thurmont, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Thurmont had a population of 6,276 as of July 1, 2016. Thurmont 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 Thurmont is located at latitude 39.6202 and longitude -77.4079 in Frederick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Thurmont (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 522 feet.

The Town of Thurmont (GNIS ID: 2391445) 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 Thurmont is located within District 15, Thurmont, a minor civil division (MCD) of Frederick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thurmont 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 Thurmont: Mechanics Town, Mechanicstown, Mechanicsville.

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


Total Population 6,276
Population in Households 6,254
Population in Familes 5,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 2,007
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 2,401
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 1,733
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,724 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 677 (26.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $246,944
Average Home Value $268,982


Median Household Income $69,185
Average Household Income $78,845
Per Capita Income $30,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.47%
Households 0.32% 0.49%
Families 0.3% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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.

Thurmont, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thurmont 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 # 174 67th
Population Density1 # 186 64th
Diversity Index2 # 425 18th
Median Household Income # 233 55th
Per Capita Income # 289 44th

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