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Clear Spring, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Clear Spring had a population of 375 as of July 1, 2020. Clear Spring ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Clear Spring is located at latitude 39.6562 and longitude -77.9317 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clear Spring encompass a land area of 0.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 558 feet.

The Town of Clear Spring (GNIS ID: 2390800) 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 Clear Spring is located within District 4, Clear Spring, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clear Spring: Clearspring.


Clear Spring, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 375 (100%)
Population in Households 373 (99.5%)
Population in Families 318 (84.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 3,264
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $57,251
Average Household Income $76,712
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $29,524
Wealth Index5 79


Total HU (Housing Units) 195 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $254,605
Average Home Value $303,876
Housing Affordability Index3 145


Total Households 165
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.45% 0.21%
Households 0.49% 0.36%
Families 3.16% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.3%


Clear Spring, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clear Spring 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 # 390 25th
Population Density # 110 79th
Median Household Income # 396 24th
Housing Affordability Index # 189 36th
Per Capita Income # 368 29th
Diversity Index # 462 11th

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