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Shaft CDP, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Shaft Census Designated Place had a population of 244 as of July 1, 2020. Shaft CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Shaft CDP is located at latitude 39.6265 and longitude -78.9385 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Shaft Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Shaft Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583687) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shaft Census Designated Place is located within District 18, Midland/Shaft, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.


Shaft CDP, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 244 (100%)
Population in Households 244 (100.0%)
Population in Families 212 (86.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 310
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $56,522
Average Household Income $70,802
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $27,726
Wealth Index5 79


Total HU (Housing Units) 105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $135,417
Average Home Value $179,630
Housing Affordability Index3 268


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 68
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.37% -0.08%
Households 0.44% -0.22%
Families 0.59% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.25%


Shaft CDP, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaft CDP to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 423 19th
Population Density # 454 13th
Median Household Income # 404 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 510 98th
Per Capita Income # 399 23rd
Diversity Index # 507 2nd

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