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Glen Burnie, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Glen Burnie Census Designated Place had a population of 71,831 as of July 1, 2017. Glen Burnie ranks in the upper 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 Glen Burnie is located at latitude 39.1563 and longitude -76.607 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Glen Burnie Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Glen Burnie Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389847) 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 Glen Burnie Census Designated Place is located within District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glen Burnie: Glenburnie, Myrtle, Traceys Station.

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


Total Population 71,831
Daytime Population: Workers 34,659
Daytime Population: Residents 34,289
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 68,948
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 70,922
Population in Familes 54,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 909
Population Density2 4,147
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $60,986
Average Household Income $76,396
Per Capita Income $29,948


Total Housing Units 29,500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,670 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,054 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,776 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $263,585
Average Home Value $280,086


Total Households 27,724
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 17,489
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 0.83% 0.9%
Households 0.63% 0.77%
Families 0.53% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Glen Burnie, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glen Burnie 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 # 8 99th
Population Density # 84 84th
Diversity Index # 85 84th
Median Household Income # 317 39th
Per Capita Income # 317 39th

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