Ellicott City, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Ellicott City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Ellicott City Census Designated Place had a population of 75,996 as of July 1, 2018. Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City is located at latitude 39.2673 and longitude -76.7983 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Ellicott City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 29.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Ellicott City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389035) 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 Ellicott City Census Designated Place is located within District 2, Ellicott City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ellicott City: Ellicott, Ellicott Mills, Ellicotts Lower Mills, Ellicotts Mills.

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Ellicott City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 75,996
Population in Households 75,768
Population in Familes 66,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density2 2,537
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $125,422
Average Household Income $161,679
Per Capita Income $57,712


Total Housing Units 27,737 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,724 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,309 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 704 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $549,913
Average Home Value $563,487


Total Households 27,033
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 20,382
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.76% 1.52%
Households 1.59% 1.45%
Families 1.42% 1.34%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Ellicott City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellicott City to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 6 99th
Population Density # 152 71st
Diversity Index # 94 82nd
Median Household Income # 43 92nd
Per Capita Income # 42 92nd

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