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Shady Side, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Shady Side Census Designated Place had a population of 6,061 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shady Side is located at latitude 38.829 and longitude -76.5196 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Shady Side Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 1.25 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Shady Side Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390281) 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 Shady Side Census Designated Place is located within District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shady Side 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 Shady Side: Parrishes Choice, Rural Felicity, Shadyside, The Swamp.

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Shady Side, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,061
Daytime Population: Workers 964
Daytime Population: Residents 2,444
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,408
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 6,057
Population in Familes 5,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 896
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $92,245
Average Household Income $113,292
Per Capita Income $43,343


Total Housing Units 2,680 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,965 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 353 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $355,657
Average Home Value $445,356


Total Households 2,317
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,667
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% 0.75%
Households 0.47% 0.66%
Families 0.34% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Shady Side, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shady Side 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 # 179 66th
Population Density # 311 40th
Diversity Index # 276 47th
Median Household Income # 147 72nd
Per Capita Income # 115 78th

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