Betterton, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Betterton, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Betterton had a population of 345 as of July 1, 2018. Betterton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Betterton is located at latitude 39.3659 and longitude -76.0622 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Betterton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Town of Betterton (GNIS ID: 2390728) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Betterton is located within District 3, Worton (Betterton), a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

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


Total Population 345
Population in Households 335
Population in Familes 270
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 349
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $72,071
Average Household Income $105,675
Per Capita Income $45,608


Total Housing Units 317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (50.8%)
Median Home Value $272,222
Average Home Value $342,325


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 103
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 0.0% -0.12%
Households 0.0% -0.13%
Families 1.93% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Betterton, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Betterton 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 # 398 23rd
Population Density # 441 15th
Diversity Index # 287 45th
Median Household Income # 261 50th
Per Capita Income # 108 79th

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