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Smithsburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

Smithsburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Town of Smithsburg.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 39.6548 and longitude -77.5728. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Smithsburg (see map) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Smithsburg: Smithsburgh.

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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, 2014 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 # 130 75th
Diversity Index2 # 326 37th
Median Household Income # 180 65th
Per Capita Income # 274 47th

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

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Smithsburg, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,938
Population in Households 2,938
Population in Familes 2,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,796
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 999
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 777
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,082 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 718 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 281 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $216,477
Average Home Value $225,279
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $81,951
Average Household Income $90,338
Per Capita Income $30,843
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.29% -0.12%
Households -0.3% -0.16%
Families -0.42% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

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