Tilghman Island, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Tilghman Island, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Tilghman Island Census Designated Place had a population of 775 as of July 1, 2017. Tilghman 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 Tilghman Island is located at latitude 38.7032 and longitude -76.3363 in Talbot County. The formal boundaries for the Tilghman Island Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Talbot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Tilghman Island Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390388) 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 Tilghman Island Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Bay Hundred, a minor civil division (MCD) of Talbot County.

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


Total Population 775
Daytime Population: Workers 377
Daytime Population: Residents 332
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 709
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 775
Population in Familes 625
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 323
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $70,742
Average Household Income $98,497
Per Capita Income $44,864


Total Housing Units 632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 ( 10.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 (44.1%)
Median Home Value $301,389
Average Home Value $336,638


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 241
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 -0.16% -0.1%
Households -0.16% -0.17%
Families -0.28% -0.25%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   4.0%

Tilghman Island, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tilghman Island 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 # 333 36th
Population Density # 451 13th
Diversity Index # 478 8th
Median Household Income # 240 54th
Per Capita Income # 98 81st

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