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The Herald Harbor CDP(1) had a population of 2,860 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Herald Harbor is located at latitude 39.0537 and longitude -76.5691 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Herald Harbor Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The Herald Harbor Census Designated Place 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 Herald Harbor Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Herald Harbor, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 2,860 (100%)
Population in Households 2,860 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,322 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,704
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $146,685
Average Household Income $206,942
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $82,838
Wealth Index5 285


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 945 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $535,951
Average Home Value $636,984
Housing Affordability Index3 127


Total Households 1,137
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 764
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.14% -0.05%
Households -0.16% -0.04%
Families   -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   0.53%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

Herald Harbor, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Herald Harbor to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 251 53rd
Population Density # 222 59th
Median Household Income # 55 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 289 54th
Per Capita Income # 29 95th
Diversity Index # 381 29th

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