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Thurmont, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Thurmont had a population of 6,215 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Thurmont: Mechanics Town, Mechanicstown, Mechanicsville.

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Thurmont, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,215
Daytime Population: Workers 3,278
Daytime Population: Residents 2,878
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,156
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 6,192
Population in Familes 5,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 1,988
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $70,637
Average Household Income $80,400
Per Capita Income $30,602


Total Housing Units 2,526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,716 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 651 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $260,227
Average Home Value $280,230


Total Households 2,367
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,707
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.1% 0.33%
Households 0.08% 0.31%
Families 0.05% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2017 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 # 178 66th
Population Density # 187 64th
Diversity Index # 427 18th
Median Household Income # 242 53rd
Per Capita Income # 300 42nd

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