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Deer Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Deer Park had a population of 396 as of July 1, 2020. Deer Park ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Deer Park is located at latitude 39.4237 and longitude -79.325 in Garrett County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Deer Park encompass a land area of 1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garrett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,503 feet.

The Town of Deer Park (GNIS ID: 2390824) 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 Deer Park is located within District 10, Deer Park, a minor civil division (MCD) of Garrett County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Deer Park: Davis Mills, Deerpark.


Deer Park, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 396 (100%)
Population in Households 395 (99.7%)
Population in Families 336 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 396
Diversity Index2 2


Median Household Income $41,286
Average Household Income $62,256
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $24,200
Wealth Index5 59


Total HU (Housing Units) 182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $159,211
Average Home Value $165,726
Housing Affordability Index3 168


Total Households 155
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 112
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 -0.07% -0.51%
Households -0.06% -0.52%
Families 0.0% -0.54%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.92%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.48%


Deer Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer Park 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 # 388 25th
Population Density # 424 18th
Median Household Income # 492 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 317 61st
Per Capita Income # 455 12th
Diversity Index # 517 0th

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