Catonsville, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Catonsville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Catonsville Census Designated Place had a population of 42,981 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Catonsville: Johnny Cake, Johnnycake.

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Catonsville, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 42,981
Population in Households 38,005
Population in Familes 29,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,976
Population Density2 3,079
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $80,279
Average Household Income $100,648
Per Capita Income $39,261


Total Housing Units 16,815 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,801 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,160 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 854 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $331,586
Average Home Value $357,219


Total Households 15,961
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 9,394
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.41% 0.35%
Households 0.2% 0.28%
Families 0.08% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

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, 2018 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 # 22 96th
Population Density # 122 77th
Diversity Index # 149 71st
Median Household Income # 204 61st
Per Capita Income # 188 64th

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