Colesville, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Colesville, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Colesville Census Designated Place had a population of 15,331 as of July 1, 2017. Colesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Colesville is located at latitude 39.0728 and longitude -77.0006 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Colesville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Colesville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389343) 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 Colesville Census Designated Place is located within District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Colesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 15,331
Daytime Population: Workers 2,924
Daytime Population: Residents 7,193
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 15,174
Population in Familes 13,334
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density2 2,995
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $109,222
Average Household Income $135,430
Per Capita Income $44,914


Total Housing Units 5,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,419 (84.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 651 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $451,919
Average Home Value $481,878


Total Households 5,070
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 3,961
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 0.63% 0.75%
Households 0.53% 0.66%
Families 0.45% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Colesville, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Colesville 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 # 93 82nd
Population Density # 127 76th
Diversity Index # 30 94th
Median Household Income # 73 86th
Per Capita Income # 97 81st

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