Denton, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Denton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Denton had a population of 4,694 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Denton is located at latitude 38.8794 and longitude -75.8245 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Denton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Caroline County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Denton (GNIS ID: 2390146) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Denton is located within District 3, Denton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caroline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Denton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Denton: Eden Town, Edenton, Eden-Town, Pig Point.

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


Total Population 4,694
Population in Households 4,432
Population in Familes 3,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 262
Population Density1 892
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $54,677
Average Household Income $69,394
Per Capita Income $27,169


Total Housing Units 1,882 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 901 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 793 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 188 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $206,569
Average Home Value $268,528


Total Households 1,694
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,091
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.73% 0.72%
Households 0.64% 0.69%
Families 0.65% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Denton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Denton 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 # 202 61st
Population Density # 312 40th
Diversity Index # 185 65th
Median Household Income # 405 22nd
Per Capita Income # 376 28th

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