Potomac Park, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Potomac Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Potomac Park Census Designated Place had a population of 2,484 as of July 1, 2017. Potomac Park 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 Potomac Park is located at latitude 39.6126 and longitude -78.8083 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Potomac Park Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The Potomac Park Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583675) 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 Potomac Park Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Cumberland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Potomac Park 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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Potomac Park, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,484
Daytime Population: Workers 45
Daytime Population: Residents 637
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 682
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.27
Population in Households 946
Population in Familes 736
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,538
Population Density2 6,440
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $44,568
Average Household Income $54,526
Per Capita Income $25,632


Total Housing Units 407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 274 (67.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $116,854
Average Home Value $131,478


Total Households 367
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 232
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 -0.25% -0.19%
Households -0.44% -0.55%
Families -1.51% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   0.97%

Potomac Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potomac Park 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 # 257 51st
Population Density # 29 95th
Diversity Index # 153 71st
Median Household Income # 463 11th
Per Capita Income # 390 25th

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