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Burtonsville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Burtonsville Census Designated Place had a population of 9,142 as of July 1, 2017. Burtonsville 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 Burtonsville is located at latitude 39.1209 and longitude -76.9367 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Burtonsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.38 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Burtonsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389261) 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 Burtonsville Census Designated Place is located within District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burtonsville 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 Burtonsville: Burton's.

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


Total Population 9,142
Daytime Population: Workers 3,273
Daytime Population: Residents 3,944
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,217
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 9,057
Population in Familes 8,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 1,167
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $107,935
Average Household Income $135,017
Per Capita Income $43,236


Total Housing Units 2,977 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,198 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 734 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 1.5%)
Median Home Value $411,566
Average Home Value $479,982


Total Households 2,931
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 2,345
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 1.3% 1.19%
Households 1.1% 1.06%
Families 0.97% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Burtonsville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burtonsville 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 # 145 72nd
Population Density # 278 47th
Diversity Index # 42 92nd
Median Household Income # 81 85th
Per Capita Income # 117 78th

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