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Crofton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Crofton Census Designated Place had a population of 28,553 as of July 1, 2017. Crofton 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 Crofton is located at latitude 39.0144 and longitude -76.68 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Crofton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 102 feet.

The Crofton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389375) 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 Crofton Census Designated Place is located within District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

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


Total Population 28,553
Daytime Population: Workers 6,887
Daytime Population: Residents 12,220
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 28,392
Population in Familes 23,808
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density2 4,318
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $108,426
Average Household Income $130,313
Per Capita Income $48,035


Total Housing Units 10,786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,041 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,439 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 306 ( 2.8%)
Median Home Value $397,939
Average Home Value $436,727


Total Households 10,480
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 7,426
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 0.6% 0.7%
Households 0.37% 0.56%
Families 0.24% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Crofton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crofton 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 # 44 92nd
Population Density # 77 85th
Diversity Index # 182 65th
Median Household Income # 76 86th
Per Capita Income # 69 87th

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