Tolchester, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tolchester, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Tolchester Census Designated Place had a population of 317 as of July 1, 2016. Tolchester 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 Tolchester is located at latitude 39.218 and longitude -76.232 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Tolchester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Tolchester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583695) 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 Tolchester Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Fairlee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

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


Total Population 317
Population in Households 317
Population in Familes 261
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 519
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 96
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (38.9%)
Median Home Value $277,778
Average Home Value $389,894


Median Household Income $60,534
Average Household Income $85,325
Per Capita Income $34,617
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.59% -0.38%
Households -0.81% -0.6%
Families -0.81% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.

Tolchester, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tolchester 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 # 407 21st
Population Density1 # 389 25th
Diversity Index2 # 177 66th
Median Household Income # 308 41st
Per Capita Income # 221 58th

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