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Swanton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Swanton Census Designated Place had a population of 59 as of July 1, 2016. Swanton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Swanton is located at latitude 39.4599 and longitude -79.2327 in Garrett County. The formal boundaries for the Swanton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garrett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,385 feet.

The Swanton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583693) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Swanton Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Swanton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Garrett County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Swanton 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 Swanton: Swans Mill, Swantown.

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


Total Population 59
Population in Households 58
Population in Familes 50
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 154
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 17
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 35 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $156,250
Average Home Value $215,789


Median Household Income $53,382
Average Household Income $62,267
Per Capita Income $24,290
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.34%
Households 0.0% 0.89%
Families 3.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Swanton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swanton 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 # 504 3rd
Population Density1 # 485 7th
Diversity Index2 # 476 9th
Median Household Income # 396 24th
Per Capita Income # 405 22nd

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