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Damascus, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Damascus Census Designated Place had a population of 15,915 as of July 1, 2016. Damascus 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 Damascus is located at latitude 39.271 and longitude -77.1968 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Damascus Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 833 feet.

The Damascus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389391) 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 Damascus Census Designated Place is located within District 12, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Damascus 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 Damascus: Black Ankle.

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


Total Population 15,915
Population in Households 15,906
Population in Familes 14,395
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,377
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 5,150
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 4,239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,451 (84.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 699 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $409,793
Average Home Value $448,630


Median Household Income $111,139
Average Household Income $128,269
Per Capita Income $41,660
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.96%
Households 0.44% 0.8%
Families 0.41% 0.78%
Median Household Income   1.34%
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.

Damascus, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Damascus 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 # 88 83rd
Population Density1 # 256 51st
Diversity Index2 # 121 77th
Median Household Income # 62 88th
Per Capita Income # 127 76th

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