Elkridge, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elkridge, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Elkridge Census Designated Place had a population of 18,626 as of July 1, 2016. Elkridge ranks in the upper 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 Elkridge is located at latitude 39.1953 and longitude -76.7416 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Elkridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Elkridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389033) 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 Elkridge Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Elkridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkridge 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 Elkridge: Elk Ridge, Elk Ridge Landing, Elkridge Landing.

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


Total Population 18,626
Population in Households 18,279
Population in Familes 14,940
Population in Group Qrtrs 347
Population Density1 2,221
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 6,779
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 4,646
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,655 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,124 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 425 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $320,436
Average Home Value $335,282


Median Household Income $89,886
Average Household Income $107,179
Per Capita Income $38,954
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.88% 2.35%
Households 2.71% 2.27%
Families 2.62% 2.17%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Elkridge, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkridge 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 # 72 86th
Population Density1 # 172 67th
Diversity Index2 # 68 87th
Median Household Income # 150 71st
Per Capita Income # 158 70th

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