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Burtonsville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Burtonsville Census Designated Place had a population of 8,900 as of July 1, 2016. Burtonsville 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 Burtonsville is located at latitude 39.1209 and longitude -76.9367 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Burtonsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Burtonsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389261) 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 Burtonsville Census Designated Place is located within District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burtonsville 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 Burtonsville: Burton's.

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


Total Population 8,900
Population in Households 8,816
Population in Familes 7,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 1,136
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 2,846
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 2,278
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,123 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 723 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $421,585
Average Home Value $478,215


Median Household Income $106,453
Average Household Income $131,369
Per Capita Income $41,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 1.3%
Households 0.8% 1.16%
Families 0.66% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Burtonsville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burtonsville 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 # 146 72nd
Population Density1 # 281 46th
Diversity Index2 # 41 92nd
Median Household Income # 85 84th
Per Capita Income # 122 77th

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