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The Savage CDP(1) had a population of 7,691 as of July 1, 2022. Savage 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 Savage is located at latitude 39.1379 and longitude -76.8239 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the Savage Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Savage 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 Savage Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Savage, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Savage: Santa Heim, Savage Factory.

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


Total Population 7,691 (100%)
Population in Households 7,690 (100.0%)
Population in Families 6,181 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 2,811
Diversity Index2 79


Median Household Income $100,714
Average Household Income $133,365
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $48,544
Wealth Index5 120


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,922 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 886 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $381,122
Average Home Value $425,260
Housing Affordability Index3 116


Total Households 2,808
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,828
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 0.87% 0.51%
Households 0.69% 0.40%
Families   0.38%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.87%

Savage, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Savage 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 # 165 69th
Population Density # 140 74th
Median Household Income # 206 62nd
Housing Affordability Index # 209 39th
Per Capita Income # 215 60th
Diversity Index # 45 92nd

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