Ellicott City, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ellicott City, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Ellicott City Census Designated Place had a population of 75,585 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.2767 and longitude -76.834 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City: Ellicott, Ellicott Mills, Ellicotts Lower Mills, Ellicotts Mills.

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Ellicott City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 75,585
Daytime Population: Workers 21,334
Daytime Population: Residents 36,991
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 58,325
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 75,357
Population in Familes 66,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 228
Population Density2 2,523
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $120,284
Average Household Income $156,647
Per Capita Income $55,970


Total Housing Units 27,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,469 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,440 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 811 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $533,431
Average Home Value $543,575


Total Households 26,909
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 20,325
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 1.92% 1.71%
Households 1.75% 1.64%
Families 1.57% 1.53%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

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, 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 # 6 99th
Population Density # 153 71st
Diversity Index # 96 81st
Median Household Income # 46 91st
Per Capita Income # 42 92nd

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