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Tilghman Island, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Tilghman Island Census Designated Place had a population of 886 as of July 1, 2020. 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 38.7037 and longitude -76.3386 in Talbot County. The formal boundaries for the Tilghman Island Census Designated Place 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.


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Tilghman Island, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 886 (100%)
Population in Households 886 (100.0%)
Population in Families 713 (80.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 370
Diversity Index2 7
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,949
Average Household Income $89,611
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $40,962
Wealth Index5 121
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 (43.7%)
Median Home Value $287,500
Average Home Value $398,714
Housing Affordability Index3 138
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 405
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 275
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.2% 0.29%
Households 1.24% 0.29%
Families 1.09% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.38%

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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, 2020 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 # 327 37th
Population Density # 432 17th
Median Household Income # 339 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 155 30th
Per Capita Income # 208 60th
Diversity Index # 479 8th

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