Smith Island, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Smith Island, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Smith Island Census Designated Place had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2018. Smith Island ranks in the lower 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 Smith Island is located at latitude 37.9812 and longitude -76.0299 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Smith Island Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 4.35 sq. miles and a water area of 4.83 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Smith Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390308) 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 Smith Island Census Designated Place is located within District 10, Smith Island, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

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


Total Population 270
Population in Households 270
Population in Familes 218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 62
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $31,732
Average Household Income $42,152
Per Capita Income $19,329


Total Housing Units 255 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 118 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 6.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (47.1%)
Median Home Value $97,727
Average Home Value $168,008


Total Households 135
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.27% 0.0%
Households -0.18% 0.0%
Families -0.14% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   4.52%

Smith Island, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith Island 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 # 413 20th
Population Density # 507 2nd
Diversity Index # 452 13th
Median Household Income # 514 1st
Per Capita Income # 499 4th

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