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Arbutus, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Arbutus Census Designated Place had a population of 20,875 as of July 1, 2017. Arbutus 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 Arbutus is located at latitude 39.2427 and longitude -76.6921 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Arbutus Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Arbutus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389143) 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 Arbutus Census Designated Place is located within District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Arbutus 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 Arbutus: Crowdentown, Sulpher Spring, Sulphur Springs.

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


Total Population 20,875
Daytime Population: Workers 13,560
Daytime Population: Residents 9,056
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 20,689
Population in Familes 15,734
Population in Group Qrtrs 186
Population Density2 3,199
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $65,557
Average Household Income $76,539
Per Capita Income $29,922


Total Housing Units 8,721 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,346 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,726 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 649 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $240,573
Average Home Value $267,312


Total Households 8,072
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 5,071
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 0.26% 0.33%
Households 0.03% 0.22%
Families -0.13% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Arbutus, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arbutus 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 # 62 88th
Population Density # 114 78th
Diversity Index # 168 68th
Median Household Income # 280 46th
Per Capita Income # 318 39th

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