Darnestown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Darnestown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Darnestown Census Designated Place had a population of 7,151 as of July 1, 2017. Darnestown 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 Darnestown is located at latitude 39.0887 and longitude -77.3118 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Darnestown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.48 sq. miles and a water area of 1.23 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Darnestown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389395) 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 Darnestown Census Designated Place is located within District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Darnestown 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 Darnestown: Darnes, Mount Pleasant.

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


Total Population 7,151
Daytime Population: Workers 1,610
Daytime Population: Residents 3,659
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,269
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 7,145
Population in Familes 6,680
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 434
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $181,942
Average Household Income $243,428
Per Capita Income $78,836


Total Housing Units 2,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,201 (93.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 ( 4.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $807,988
Average Home Value $829,577


Total Households 2,315
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 2,043
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 0.69% 0.79%
Households 0.6% 0.68%
Families 0.57% 0.66%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

Darnestown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Darnestown 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 # 160 69th
Population Density # 406 22nd
Diversity Index # 176 66th
Median Household Income # 13 98th
Per Capita Income # 15 97th

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