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Denton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Denton had a population of 4,557 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 4,557
Daytime Population: Workers 3,348
Daytime Population: Residents 2,325
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,673
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 4,294
Population in Familes 3,426
Population in Group Qrtrs 263
Population Density2 866
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $56,920
Average Household Income $70,043
Per Capita Income $27,390


Total Housing Units 1,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 943 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 695 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $208,929
Average Home Value $260,604


Total Households 1,638
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,057
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 0.43% 0.24%
Households 0.26% 0.19%
Families 0.3% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 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 # 205 61st
Population Density # 317 39th
Diversity Index # 188 64th
Median Household Income # 354 32nd
Per Capita Income # 354 32nd

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