Williston, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Williston, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Williston Census Designated Place had a population of 153 as of July 1, 2017. Williston ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Williston is located at latitude 38.831 and longitude -75.8509 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the Williston Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caroline County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Williston Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583704) 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 Williston Census Designated Place is located within District 3, Denton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caroline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Williston 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 Williston: Potter Town, Potters Landing.

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


Total Population 153
Daytime Population: Workers 5
Daytime Population: Residents 63
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 68
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.44
Population in Households 152
Population in Familes 131
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 583
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $64,639
Average Household Income $80,207
Per Capita Income $29,560


Total Housing Units 68 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $284,375
Average Home Value $329,630


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 47
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 -0.18% -0.13%
Households -0.44% 0.0%
Families -0.29% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Williston, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Williston 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 # 458 12th
Population Density # 370 29th
Diversity Index # 422 19th
Median Household Income # 289 44th
Per Capita Income # 324 38th

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