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Leonardtown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Leonardtown had a population of 3,852 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Leonardtown is located at latitude 38.3039 and longitude -76.6397 in St. Mary's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Leonardtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. St. Mary's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 85 feet.

The Town of Leonardtown (GNIS ID: 2391269) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Leonardtown is located within District 3, Leonardtown, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Mary's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leonardtown 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 Leonardtown: Benedict Leonard Town, Leonard Town, Seymour Town, Seymourtown, Shepherds Old Fields, Sheppards Old Fields.

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


Total Population 3,852
Daytime Population: Workers 6,653
Daytime Population: Residents 2,023
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,676
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.25
Population in Households 3,566
Population in Familes 2,971
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density2 1,085
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $74,445
Average Household Income $91,810
Per Capita Income $33,163


Total Housing Units 1,498 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 860 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 514 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 124 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $380,732
Average Home Value $466,618


Total Households 1,374
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 957
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 3.59% 2.43%
Households 3.3% 2.44%
Families 5.98% 2.47%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Leonardtown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leonardtown 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 # 217 58th
Population Density # 288 45th
Diversity Index # 191 63rd
Median Household Income # 222 57th
Per Capita Income # 258 50th

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