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Smithsburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Smithsburg had a population of 2,935 as of July 1, 2015. Smithsburg ranks in the upper 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 Smithsburg is located at latitude 39.6547 and longitude -77.58 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Smithsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The Town of Smithsburg (GNIS ID: 2391415) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Smithsburg is located within District 7, Smithsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smithsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithsburg: Smithsburgh.

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Smithsburg, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,935
Population in Households 2,935
Population in Familes 2,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,793
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 998
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 776
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 712 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 286 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $223,958
Average Home Value $232,760


Median Household Income $75,607
Average Household Income $91,827
Per Capita Income $31,384
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.11%
Households -0.26% -0.12%
Families -0.36% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
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.


Smithsburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smithsburg to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 235 55th
Population Density1 # 133 75th
Diversity Index2 # 325 37th
Median Household Income # 210 60th
Per Capita Income # 278 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.