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Barton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Barton had a population of 463 as of July 1, 2017. Barton 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 Barton is located at latitude 39.5323 and longitude -79.0168 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Barton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,250 feet.

The Town of Barton (GNIS ID: 2390715) 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 Barton is located within District 9, Barton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Barton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Barton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 463
Daytime Population: Workers 68
Daytime Population: Residents 235
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 303
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 463
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,240
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $39,767
Average Household Income $52,658
Per Capita Income $22,052


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $95,635
Average Home Value $122,483


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% -0.09%
Households 0.21% -0.1%
Families 0.81% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Barton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barton to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 379 27th
Population Density # 172 67th
Diversity Index # 498 4th
Median Household Income # 489 6th
Per Capita Income # 461 11th

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