Big Spring, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Big Spring, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Big Spring Census Designated Place had a population of 84 as of July 1, 2017. Big Spring ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Big Spring is located at latitude 39.6259 and longitude -77.9396 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Big Spring Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Big Spring Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583584) 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 Big Spring Census Designated Place is located within District 4, Clear Spring, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Spring 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 Big Spring: Bigspring.

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


Total Population 84
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 38
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 84
Population in Familes 73
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 604
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $89,480
Per Capita Income $33,672


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $253,571
Average Home Value $244,828


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 28
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 0.0% 0.0%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 2.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Big Spring, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Spring 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 # 493 5th
Population Density # 360 31st
Diversity Index # 480 7th
Median Household Income # 218 58th
Per Capita Income # 247 53rd

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