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Elkridge, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Elkridge Census Designated Place had a population of 22,729 as of July 1, 2019. Elkridge 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 Elkridge is located at latitude 39.2126 and longitude -76.7136 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Elkridge Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 95 feet.

The Elkridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389033) 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 Elkridge Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Elkridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elkridge: Elk Ridge, Elk Ridge Landing, Elkridge Landing.

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Elkridge, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Elkridge, MD Housing Affordability Index is 134
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Elkridge, MD Wealth Index is 126
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 22,729
Population in Households 22,418
Population in Families 18,374
Population in Group Qrtrs 311
Population Density 2,710
Diversity Index1 72
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $101,527
Average Household Income $120,616
Per Capita Income $42,654
Wealth Index3 126

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,596 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,603 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $350,079
Housing Affordability Index2 134
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,198
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 5,646
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 4.16% 2.46%
Households 3.94% 2.36%
Families 3.93% 2.28%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Elkridge, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkridge to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 61 88th
Population Density # 141 73rd
Diversity Index # 64 88th
Median Household Income # 133 75th
Per Capita Income # 177 66th

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