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Damascus, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Damascus Census Designated Place had a population of 16,113 as of July 1, 2017. Damascus 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 Damascus is located at latitude 39.271 and longitude -77.1968 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Damascus Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 833 feet.

The Damascus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389391) 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 Damascus Census Designated Place is located within District 12, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Damascus 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 Damascus: Black Ankle.

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


Total Population 16,113
Daytime Population: Workers 3,268
Daytime Population: Residents 7,292
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,560
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 16,103
Population in Familes 14,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 1,394
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $110,809
Average Household Income $130,789
Per Capita Income $42,810


Total Housing Units 5,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,555 (85.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 1.1%)
Median Home Value $403,075
Average Home Value $447,393


Total Households 5,256
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 4,321
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 0.76% 0.84%
Households 0.66% 0.73%
Families 0.62% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Damascus, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Damascus 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 # 88 83rd
Population Density # 252 52nd
Diversity Index # 119 77th
Median Household Income # 68 87th
Per Capita Income # 123 76th

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