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Elkton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Elkton had a population of 16,081 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Elkton is located at latitude 39.6058 and longitude -75.8217 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elkton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Elkton (GNIS ID: 2390166) 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 Elkton is located within District 3, Elkton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elkton 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 Elkton: Elk Town, Elktown, Head of Elk, Hollingsworth, Sahakitko.

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


Total Population 16,081
Daytime Population: Workers 11,283
Daytime Population: Residents 8,795
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,078
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 15,525
Population in Familes 12,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 556
Population Density2 1,843
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $57,792
Average Household Income $73,007
Per Capita Income $27,383


Total Housing Units 6,212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,949 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,816 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 448 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $232,034
Average Home Value $268,769


Total Households 5,764
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,806
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 0.47% 0.36%
Households 0.36% 0.3%
Families 0.39% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

Elkton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkton 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 # 89 83rd
Population Density # 211 59th
Diversity Index # 157 70th
Median Household Income # 345 34th
Per Capita Income # 355 32nd

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