Cavetown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cavetown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Cavetown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,523 as of July 1, 2016. Cavetown ranks in the lower 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 Cavetown is located at latitude 39.6427 and longitude -77.5932 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Cavetown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Cavetown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389289) 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 Cavetown Census Designated Place is located within District 7, Smithsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cavetown 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 Cavetown: Cave Town.

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


Total Population 1,523
Population in Households 1,519
Population in Familes 1,323
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 800
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 589
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 485 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $231,319
Average Home Value $244,805


Median Household Income $68,137
Average Household Income $79,836
Per Capita Income $30,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.47%
Households 0.53% 0.44%
Families 0.79% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Cavetown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cavetown 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 # 289 44th
Population Density1 # 327 37th
Diversity Index2 # 394 24th
Median Household Income # 246 53rd
Per Capita Income # 291 44th

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