White Oak, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Oak, Maryland - Basic Facts

The White Oak Census Designated Place had a population of 17,930 as of July 1, 2016. White Oak 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 White Oak is located at latitude 39.0433 and longitude -76.9911 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the White Oak Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 387 feet.

The White Oak Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390508) 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 White Oak Census Designated Place is located within District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with White Oak 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 White Oak: Whiteoak.

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


Total Population 17,930
Population in Households 17,896
Population in Familes 14,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 4,743
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 6,599
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 4,260
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,331 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,268 (60.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 496 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $405,437
Average Home Value $431,158


Median Household Income $64,006
Average Household Income $87,633
Per Capita Income $32,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.84%
Households 0.19% 0.65%
Families 0.12% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.

White Oak, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Oak 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 # 75 86th
Population Density1 # 63 88th
Diversity Index2 # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 278 47th
Per Capita Income # 251 52nd

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