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Mardela Springs, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Mardela Springs had a population of 370 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Mardela Springs is located at latitude 38.4598 and longitude -75.7591 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mardela Springs encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Mardela Springs (GNIS ID: 2391285) 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 Mardela Springs is located within District 1, Barren Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mardela Springs: Baron Creek Springs, Barren Creek, Barren Creek Springs, Mardella Springs, Russum Creek.


Mardela Springs, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 370 (100%)
Population in Households 370 (100.0%)
Population in Families 314 (84.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 910
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $67,026
Average Household Income $80,633
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $29,630
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $215,625
Average Home Value $292,824
Housing Affordability Index3 204


Total Households 142
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 107
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 0.94% 0.59%
Households 0.87% 0.56%
Families 1.27% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
Owner Occupied HU   0.74%


Mardela Springs, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mardela Springs 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 # 392 24th
Population Density # 309 41st
Median Household Income # 330 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 462 89th
Per Capita Income # 367 29th
Diversity Index # 259 50th

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