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Betterton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Betterton had a population of 352 as of July 1, 2016. Betterton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Betterton is located at latitude 39.3671 and longitude -76.0725 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Betterton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Town of Betterton (GNIS ID: 2390728) 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 Betterton is located within District 3, Worton (Betterton), a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Betterton 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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Betterton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 352
Population in Households 342
Population in Familes 275
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 356
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 104
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 117 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (51.2%)
Median Home Value $275,000
Average Home Value $351,496


Median Household Income $65,284
Average Household Income $90,054
Per Capita Income $38,691
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.11%
Households 0.1% 0.0%
Families 2.71% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Betterton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Betterton 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 # 397 24th
Population Density1 # 438 16th
Diversity Index2 # 289 44th
Median Household Income # 267 49th
Per Capita Income # 161 69th

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