Mount Aetna, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mount Aetna, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Mount Aetna Census Designated Place had a population of 550 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Aetna ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Aetna is located at latitude 39.5989 and longitude -77.6128 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Mount Aetna Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 541 feet.

The Mount Aetna Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389509) 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 Mount Aetna Census Designated Place is located within District 16, Beaver Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

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


Total Population 550
Population in Households 550
Population in Familes 483
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 389
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $320,455
Average Home Value $360,823


Median Household Income $90,805
Average Household Income $104,170
Per Capita Income $37,939
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.15%
Households -0.32% -0.2%
Families -0.99% -0.26%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

Mount Aetna, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Aetna 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 # 362 30th
Population Density1 # 424 18th
Diversity Index2 # 385 26th
Median Household Income # 145 72nd
Per Capita Income # 173 67th

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