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The Bensville CDP(1) had a population of 14,621 as of July 1, 2021. Bensville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bensville is located at latitude 38.6176 and longitude -77.0077 in Charles County. The formal boundaries for the Bensville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 16.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Bensville Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

The Bensville Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Waldorf, a minor civil division (MCD) of Charles County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bensville: Bennsville CDP, Bennsville Census Designated Place.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Bensville, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 14,621 (100%)
Population in Households 14,620 (100.0%)
Population in Families 13,227 (90.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 866
Diversity Index2 64


Median Household Income $135,923
Average Household Income $166,006
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $54,034
Wealth Index5 232


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,447 (89.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 300 ( 6.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $376,504
Average Home Value $409,012
Housing Affordability Index3 191


Total Households 4,747
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 3,911
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.83% 1.52%
Households 1.83% 1.55%
Families 1.73% 1.48%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
Owner Occupied HU   1.64%

Bensville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bensville to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 96 82nd
Population Density # 319 39th
Median Household Income # 48 91st
Housing Affordability Index # 447 86th
Per Capita Income # 82 84th
Diversity Index # 98 81st

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