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Eldersburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Eldersburg Census Designated Place had a population of 31,899 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Eldersburg is located at latitude 39.4042 and longitude -76.9527 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the Eldersburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 39.84 sq. miles and a water area of 2.54 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 643 feet.

The Eldersburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389031) 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 Eldersburg Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Freedom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Eldersburg 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 Eldersburg: Eldersburgh.

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


Total Population 31,899
Daytime Population: Workers 10,633
Daytime Population: Residents 14,437
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,070
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 31,597
Population in Familes 28,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 302
Population Density2 801
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $107,357
Average Household Income $125,789
Per Capita Income $43,424


Total Housing Units 11,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,631 (84.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,353 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 380 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $385,227
Average Home Value $420,893


Total Households 10,984
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 8,814
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 0.54% 0.55%
Households 0.52% 0.52%
Families 0.7% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

Eldersburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eldersburg 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 # 38 93rd
Population Density # 328 37th
Diversity Index # 376 27th
Median Household Income # 84 84th
Per Capita Income # 114 78th

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