Sykesville, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sykesville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Sykesville had a population of 4,746 as of July 1, 2017. Sykesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sykesville is located at latitude 39.3721 and longitude -76.9717 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sykesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The Town of Sykesville (GNIS ID: 2391436) 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 Sykesville is located within District 5, Freedom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sykesville 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 Sykesville: Sykes, Sykes Mill.

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


Total Population 4,746
Daytime Population: Workers 838
Daytime Population: Residents 2,163
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,001
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 3,963
Population in Familes 3,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 783
Population Density2 3,012
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $90,570
Average Household Income $95,534
Per Capita Income $38,176


Total Housing Units 1,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 888 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 633 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $365,370
Average Home Value $384,065


Total Households 1,521
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 915
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 0.94% 0.16%
Households 1.06% 0.21%
Families -1.15% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Sykesville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sykesville 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 # 200 62nd
Population Density # 125 76th
Diversity Index # 232 55th
Median Household Income # 155 70th
Per Capita Income # 179 66th

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