Golden Beach, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Golden Beach, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Golden Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 3,900 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Golden Beach is located at latitude 38.4897 and longitude -76.7007 in St. Mary's County. The formal boundaries for the Golden Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. St. Mary's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Golden Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389859) 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 Golden Beach Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Mechanicsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Golden Beach 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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Golden Beach Census Designated Place, MD Boundary Map

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


Total Population 3,900
Population in Households 3,897
Population in Familes 3,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 1,031
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,358
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,035
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,427 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,196 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $323,872
Average Home Value $374,353


Median Household Income $90,365
Average Household Income $102,918
Per Capita Income $36,109
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.58%
Households 0.31% 0.51%
Families -0.09% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Golden Beach, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Beach 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 # 215 59th
Population Density1 # 295 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 370 29th
Median Household Income # 149 71st
Per Capita Income # 196 62nd

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