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Port Deposit, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Port Deposit had a population of 454 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.6048 and longitude -76.1152 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Port Deposit 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Deposit: Cresap, Cresaps Ferry, Creswells Ferry, Rock Run, Smiths Falls, Smiths Ferry, Upper Ferry.


Port Deposit, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 454 (100%)
Population in Households 446 (98.2%)
Population in Families 350 (77.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 201
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $67,080
Average Household Income $84,957
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $32,136
Wealth Index5 81


Total HU (Housing Units) 337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (40.7%)
Median Home Value $239,394
Average Home Value $232,790
Housing Affordability Index3 183


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 132
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.09% 0.04%
Households 0.15% 0.0%
Families 2.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.57%
Per Capita Income   0.1%
Owner Occupied HU   0.14%


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, 2020 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 # 381 27th
Population Density # 471 9th
Median Household Income # 329 37th
Housing Affordability Index # 404 78th
Per Capita Income # 338 35th
Diversity Index # 275 47th

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