Catonsville, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Catonsville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Catonsville Census Designated Place had a population of 43,168 as of July 1, 2017. Catonsville 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 Catonsville is located at latitude 39.2645 and longitude -76.7417 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Catonsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 479 feet.

The Catonsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389287) 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 Catonsville Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Catonsville 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 Catonsville: Johnny Cake, Johnnycake.

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


Total Population 43,168
Daytime Population: Workers 18,296
Daytime Population: Residents 21,918
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,214
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 38,192
Population in Familes 29,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,976
Population Density2 3,092
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $76,417
Average Household Income $96,837
Per Capita Income $37,878


Total Housing Units 16,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,676 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,372 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 845 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $326,008
Average Home Value $351,725


Total Households 16,048
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 9,480
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 0.52% 0.48%
Households 0.3% 0.41%
Families 0.22% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Catonsville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catonsville 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 # 21 96th
Population Density # 123 76th
Diversity Index # 152 71st
Median Household Income # 208 60th
Per Capita Income # 186 64th

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