Cavetown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cavetown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Cavetown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,486 as of July 1, 2017. Cavetown 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 Cavetown is located at latitude 39.6427 and longitude -77.5932 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Cavetown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Cavetown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389289) 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 Cavetown Census Designated Place is located within District 7, Smithsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cavetown 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 Cavetown: Cave Town.

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


Total Population 1,486
Daytime Population: Workers 561
Daytime Population: Residents 643
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,204
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,481
Population in Familes 1,290
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 781
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $69,923
Average Household Income $81,749
Per Capita Income $30,873


Total Housing Units 604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 474 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $243,258
Average Home Value $256,435


Total Households 574
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 447
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 0.12% 0.17%
Households 0.1% 0.17%
Families 0.34% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Cavetown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cavetown 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 # 293 44th
Population Density # 332 36th
Diversity Index # 389 25th
Median Household Income # 248 52nd
Per Capita Income # 292 44th

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