Derwood, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Derwood, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Derwood Census Designated Place had a population of 2,534 as of July 1, 2016. Derwood 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 Derwood is located at latitude 39.1141 and longitude -77.1502 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Derwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 472 feet.

The Derwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583607) 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 Derwood Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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


Total Population 2,534
Population in Households 2,325
Population in Familes 2,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 209
Population Density1 4,054
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 881
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 719
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $553,464
Average Home Value $542,851


Median Household Income $110,459
Average Household Income $135,134
Per Capita Income $45,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 1.3%
Households 0.86% 1.26%
Families 0.75% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Derwood, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Derwood 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 # 253 51st
Population Density1 # 87 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 45 92nd
Median Household Income # 70 87th
Per Capita Income # 76 86th

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