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Ballenger Creek, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Ballenger Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 20,765 as of July 1, 2018. Ballenger Creek 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 Ballenger Creek is located at latitude 39.3726 and longitude -77.4353 in Frederick County. The formal boundaries for the Ballenger Creek Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 302 feet.

The Ballenger Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389170) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ballenger Creek Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Buckeystown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Frederick County.

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Ballenger Creek, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,765
Population in Households 20,315
Population in Familes 16,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 450
Population Density2 1,920
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $85,835
Average Household Income $98,059
Per Capita Income $37,596


Total Housing Units 8,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,267 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,594 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 524 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $276,051
Average Home Value $301,818


Total Households 7,861
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 5,077
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.56% 1.27%
Households 1.54% 1.27%
Families 1.59% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

Ballenger Creek, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ballenger Creek to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 64 88th
Population Density # 200 62nd
Diversity Index # 78 85th
Median Household Income # 184 65th
Per Capita Income # 210 60th

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