Delmar, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Delmar, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Delmar had a population of 3,198 as of July 1, 2017. Delmar ranks in the upper 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 Delmar is located at latitude 38.4399 and longitude -75.5642 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Delmar (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Town of Delmar (GNIS ID: 2390827) 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 Delmar is located within District 11, Delmar, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

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


Total Population 3,198
Daytime Population: Workers 770
Daytime Population: Residents 1,497
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,267
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 3,058
Population in Familes 2,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density2 1,863
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $43,787
Average Household Income $62,574
Per Capita Income $24,198


Total Housing Units 1,457 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 720 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 505 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $163,228
Average Home Value $181,597


Total Households 1,225
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 809
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 0.87% 0.84%
Households 0.73% 0.79%
Families 1.2% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Delmar, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delmar 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 # 233 55th
Population Density # 207 60th
Diversity Index # 134 75th
Median Household Income # 466 10th
Per Capita Income # 420 19th

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