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Catonsville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Catonsville CDP(1) had a population of 44,517 as of July 1, 2023. 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 39.2721 and longitude -76.7319 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Catonsville Census Designated Place 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 Catonsville 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 Catonsville Census Designated Place is located within District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore 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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Catonsville, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 44,517 (100%)
Population in Households 39,498 (88.7%)
Population in Families 30,005 (67.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5,019 (11.3%)
Population Density 3,189
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $93,345
Average Household Income $132,401
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $48,965
Wealth Index5 152
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (56.9)


Total HU (Housing Units) 17,190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,035 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,333 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 822 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $389,473
Average Home Value $435,960
Housing Affordability Index3 94


Total Households 16,368
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 9,306
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.13% 0.09%
Households 0.02% 0.15%
Families   0.18%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.76%
Owner Occupied HU   0.14%

Catonsville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Catonsville to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 121 78th
Median Household Income # 249 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 274 51st
Per Capita Income # 228 58th
Diversity Index # 173 68th

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