Colesville, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Colesville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Colesville Census Designated Place had a population of 15,186 as of July 1, 2016. Colesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Colesville is located at latitude 39.0728 and longitude -77.0006 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Colesville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Colesville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389343) 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 Colesville Census Designated Place is located within District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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


Total Population 15,186
Population in Households 15,029
Population in Familes 13,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density1 2,967
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 4,981
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 3,898
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,336 (84.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 645 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $453,034
Average Home Value $485,266


Median Household Income $107,147
Average Household Income $132,079
Per Capita Income $43,469
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.85%
Households 0.33% 0.7%
Families 0.27% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
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.

Colesville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colesville 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 # 92 82nd
Population Density1 # 127 76th
Diversity Index2 # 30 94th
Median Household Income # 84 84th
Per Capita Income # 101 81st

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