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Towson, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Towson Census Designated Place had a population of 58,501 as of July 1, 2017. Towson 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 Towson is located at latitude 39.3944 and longitude -76.6182 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Towson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Towson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390399) 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 Towson Census Designated Place is located within District 9, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Towson 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 Towson: Towson Town, Towsontown.

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


Total Population 58,501
Daytime Population: Workers 56,447
Daytime Population: Residents 29,878
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86,325
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 49,867
Population in Familes 34,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,634
Population Density2 4,134
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $75,121
Average Household Income $106,192
Per Capita Income $42,631


Total Housing Units 23,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,237 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,929 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,482 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $341,162
Average Home Value $414,036


Total Households 22,166
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 11,432
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 0.81% 0.67%
Households 0.7% 0.7%
Families 0.36% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Towson, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Towson 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 # 13 98th
Population Density # 86 84th
Diversity Index # 187 64th
Median Household Income # 217 58th
Per Capita Income # 124 76th

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