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Port Deposit, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Deposit had a population of 671 as of July 1, 2017. Port Deposit ranks in the lower 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 Port Deposit is located at latitude 39.6106 and longitude -76.0981 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Deposit (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of Port Deposit (GNIS ID: 2391367) 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 Port Deposit is located within District 7, Port Deposit, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Deposit 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 Port Deposit: Cresap, Cresaps Ferry, Creswells Ferry, Rock Run, Smiths Falls, Smiths Ferry, Upper Ferry.

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


Total Population 671
Daytime Population: Workers 306
Daytime Population: Residents 302
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 608
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 659
Population in Familes 517
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 296
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $54,805
Average Household Income $76,423
Per Capita Income $29,602


Total Housing Units 446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 95 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 174 (39.0%)
Median Home Value $210,417
Average Home Value $195,455


Total Households 272
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 181
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 0.38% 0.27%
Households 0.36% 0.22%
Families 2.35% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Port Deposit, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Deposit 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 # 349 33rd
Population Density # 455 12th
Diversity Index # 263 50th
Median Household Income # 387 25th
Per Capita Income # 323 38th

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