Emmitsburg, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emmitsburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Emmitsburg had a population of 2,962 as of July 1, 2017. Emmitsburg ranks in the lower 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 Emmitsburg is located at latitude 39.7051 and longitude -77.3217 in Frederick County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Emmitsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 436 feet.

The Town of Emmitsburg (GNIS ID: 2390171) 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 Emmitsburg is located within District 5, Emmitsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Frederick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emmitsburg 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 Emmitsburg: Carrollsburg, Emmetsburg, Emmettsburgh, Poplar Fields, Silver Fancy, Silver Field.

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


Total Population 2,962
Daytime Population: Workers 1,268
Daytime Population: Residents 1,551
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,819
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 2,821
Population in Familes 2,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density2 1,958
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $55,852
Average Household Income $71,256
Per Capita Income $27,574


Total Housing Units 1,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 664 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $233,209
Average Home Value $270,431


Total Households 1,050
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 709
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 0.71% 0.8%
Households 0.72% 0.82%
Families 0.78% 0.7%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Emmitsburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emmitsburg 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 # 239 54th
Population Density # 193 63rd
Diversity Index # 408 22nd
Median Household Income # 364 30th
Per Capita Income # 351 32nd

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