Scaggsville, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Scaggsville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Scaggsville Census Designated Place had a population of 9,538 as of July 1, 2016. Scaggsville 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 Scaggsville is located at latitude 39.1407 and longitude -76.8826 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Scaggsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.35 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 446 feet.

The Scaggsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583685) 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 ""

The Scaggsville Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Savage, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Scaggsville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 9,538
Population in Households 9,529
Population in Familes 8,801
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,894
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 3,064
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 2,602
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,792 (89.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 272 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $496,930
Average Home Value $521,661


Median Household Income $150,522
Average Household Income $171,208
Per Capita Income $55,406
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.79% 2.16%
Households 1.53% 1.99%
Families 1.23% 1.94%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Scaggsville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Scaggsville 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 # 137 74th
Population Density1 # 199 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 114 78th
Median Household Income # 20 96th
Per Capita Income # 39 93rd

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