Olney, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Olney, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Olney Census Designated Place had a population of 35,826 as of July 1, 2015. Olney 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 Olney is located at latitude 39.1443 and longitude -77.0714 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Olney Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 541 feet.

The Olney Census Designated Place 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olney population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Olney: Fair Hill, Machanicsville, Mechanicsville.

Olney Census Designated Place, MD Boundary Map

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Olney, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 35,826
Population in Households 35,659
Population in Familes 32,312
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density1 2,212
Diversity Index2 58
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,251
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 9,935
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,477 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,593 (84.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,659 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $556,953
Average Home Value $573,083
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $129,227
Average Household Income $159,171
Per Capita Income $54,456
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.15%
Households 1.04% 1.12%
Families 0.96% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.

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Olney, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olney to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 29 95th
Population Density1 # 168 68th
Diversity Index2 # 111 79th
Median Household Income # 35 93rd
Per Capita Income # 43 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.