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Elkton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Elkton had a population of 15,993 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Elkton is located at latitude 39.6068 and longitude -75.8333 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elkton 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Elkton, MD Housing Affordability Index is 128
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Elkton, MD Wealth Index is 81
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 15,993
Population in Households 15,439
Population in Familes 12,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 554
Population Density 1,800
Diversity Index1 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,070
Average Household Income $82,299
Per Capita Income $29,481
Wealth Index3 81

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 6,240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,159 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,552 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 529 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $220,094
Housing Affordability Index2 128
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,711
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 3,759
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.18% 0.21%
Households 0.06% 0.15%
Families 0.03% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

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, 2019 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 # 88 83rd
Population Density # 212 59th
Diversity Index # 157 70th
Median Household Income # 368 29th
Per Capita Income # 360 31st

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