Mount Lena, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mount Lena, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Mount Lena Census Designated Place had a population of 523 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Lena 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 Lena is located at latitude 39.554 and longitude -77.6219 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Mount Lena Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Mount Lena Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389515) 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 Lena 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 Lena 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 Mount Lena: Smoketown.

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


Total Population 523
Population in Households 521
Population in Familes 446
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 417
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 205
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 155
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $206,731
Average Home Value $243,429


Median Household Income $57,733
Average Household Income $75,518
Per Capita Income $29,030
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.27%
Households 0.24% 0.19%
Families 0.63% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
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 Lena, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Lena 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 # 369 29th
Population Density1 # 413 20th
Diversity Index2 # 372 28th
Median Household Income # 335 36th
Per Capita Income # 317 39th

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