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The Swanton CDP(1) had a population of 68 as of July 1, 2022. Swanton 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 Swanton is located at latitude 39.459 and longitude -79.2309 in Garrett County. The formal boundaries for the Swanton Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garrett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,306 feet.

The Swanton Census Designated Place 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 Swanton Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Swanton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Garrett County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Swanton: Swans Mill, Swantown.

  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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Swanton, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 68 (100%)
Population in Households 67 (98.5%)
Population in Families 58 (85.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 177
Diversity Index2 9


Median Household Income $54,467
Average Household Income $72,208
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $30,110
Wealth Index5 70


Total HU (Housing Units) 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $273,913
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 28
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.34% 0.29%
Households 0.00% 0.70%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   3.13%
Owner Occupied HU   0.85%

Swanton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Swanton to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 516 4th
Population Density # 490 9th
Median Household Income # 483 10th
Housing Affordability Index # 52 10th
Per Capita Income # 461 14th
Diversity Index # 524 3rd

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