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The West Denton CDP(1) had a population of 53 as of July 1, 2021. West Denton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Denton is located at latitude 38.889 and longitude -75.8391 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the West Denton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caroline County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The West Denton 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 West Denton Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Hillsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caroline 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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West Denton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 53 (100%)
Population in Households 52 (98.1%)
Population in Families 45 (84.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 183
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $78,261
Average Household Income $97,943
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $37,966
Wealth Index5 112


Total HU (Housing Units) 30 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (23.3%)
Median Home Value $300,000
Average Home Value $297,222
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 23
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 17
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.17% 0.0%
Households 0.4% 0.0%
Families 1.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

West Denton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Denton to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 509 2nd
Population Density # 477 8th
Median Household Income # 269 48th
Housing Affordability Index # 13 3rd
Per Capita Income # 257 51st
Diversity Index # 410 21st

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