Golden Beach, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Golden Beach, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Golden Beach Census Designated Place had a population of 3,893 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Golden Beach is located at latitude 38.4897 and longitude -76.7007 in St. Mary's County. The formal boundaries for the Golden Beach Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. St. Mary's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Golden Beach Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389859) 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 Golden Beach Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Mechanicsville, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Golden Beach 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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Golden Beach, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,893
Daytime Population: Workers 120
Daytime Population: Residents 1,640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,760
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.45
Population in Households 3,890
Population in Familes 3,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,029
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $90,570
Average Household Income $104,748
Per Capita Income $36,655


Total Housing Units 1,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,195 (84.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $329,106
Average Home Value $368,719


Total Households 1,354
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 1,032
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 0.35% 0.53%
Households 0.23% 0.44%
Families -0.12% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Golden Beach, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Golden Beach 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 # 215 59th
Population Density # 295 43rd
Diversity Index # 377 28th
Median Household Income # 156 70th
Per Capita Income # 205 61st

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