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Point of Rocks, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Point of Rocks Census Designated Place had a population of 1,814 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Point of Rocks is located at latitude 39.2781 and longitude -77.5292 in Frederick County. The formal boundaries for the Point of Rocks Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 249 feet.

The Point of Rocks Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583673) 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 Point of Rocks Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Buckeystown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Frederick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Point of Rocks 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 Point of Rocks: Nelsons Ferry, Trammelstown.

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


Total Population 1,814
Daytime Population: Workers 501
Daytime Population: Residents 872
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,373
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 1,814
Population in Familes 1,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,648
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $105,745
Average Household Income $116,863
Per Capita Income $39,633


Total Housing Units 621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 537 (86.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $320,763
Average Home Value $366,574


Total Households 598
Average Household Size 3.03
Family Households 484
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 2.98% 2.11%
Households 2.79% 2.12%
Families 2.84% 2.06%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Point of Rocks, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Point of Rocks 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 # 282 46th
Population Density # 228 56th
Diversity Index # 237 54th
Median Household Income # 90 83rd
Per Capita Income # 160 69th

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