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The Maryland City CDP(1) had a population of 17,402 as of July 1, 2021. Maryland City ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Maryland City is located at latitude 39.0921 and longitude -76.8177 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Maryland City Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 7.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 213 feet.

The Maryland City 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 Maryland City 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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Maryland City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 17,402 (100%)
Population in Households 17,322 (99.5%)
Population in Families 13,234 (76.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 80 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 2,255
Diversity Index2 77


Median Household Income $100,243
Average Household Income $114,233
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $43,899
Wealth Index5 107


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,352 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,334 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 357 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $327,778
Average Home Value $323,472
Housing Affordability Index3 173


Total Households 6,686
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 4,093
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.7% 1.23%
Households 0.55% 1.11%
Families 0.35% 0.99%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
Owner Occupied HU   1.83%

Maryland City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Maryland City to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 77 85th
Population Density # 170 67th
Median Household Income # 162 69th
Housing Affordability Index # 380 73rd
Per Capita Income # 180 65th
Diversity Index # 43 92nd

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