Damascus, Maryland Population 2020

15,094

Damascus is a city located in Maryland. Damascus has a 2020 population of 15,094. Damascus is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,257 in 2010. Damascus reached it's highest population of 15,681 in 2011.

The average household income in Damascus is $135,226 with a poverty rate of 4.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,677 per month, and the median house value is $388,900. The median age in Damascus is 39.2 years, 40.2 years for males, and 37.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males.

Damascus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Damascus was:

  • White: 74.04%
  • Black or African American: 10.36%
  • Asian: 8.57%
  • Two or more races: 5.37%
  • Other race: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Damascus, Maryland is 15,094, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,094.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,257.

Damascus, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,17574.04%
Black or African American1,56310.36%
Asian1,2938.57%
Two or More Races8115.37%
Some Other Race2401.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.08%

Damascus Population Pyramid 2020

Damascus Median Age

39.2


Total

40.2


Male

37.8


Female

Damascus Adults

There are 11,377 adults, (1,589 of whom are seniors) in Damascus.

Damascus Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Damascus Sex Ratio

Female

7,882

52.22%

Male

7,212

47.78%

Damascus Households and Families

Damascus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Damascus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.6%6.4%
All87.5%12.5%
Non Family78.6%21.4%
Male66.7%33.3%
Female57.2%42.8%

87.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8333.1287.5
Married3,4753.5693.6
Non Family8741.2878.6
Female3553.3857.2
Male1293.0966.7

3.46

Average Family Size

3.12

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Damascus Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2792.78%
9th to 12th Grade3563.55%
High School Graduate1,87118.67%
Some College2,01920.14%
Associates Degree6856.83%
Bachelors Degree2,87328.66%
Graduate Degree1,94119.36%

Damascus Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,9286,6403,632
Hispanic1,109883127
Black935856407
Asian899857561
Other Race18517711
Multiple Races17617682
Native American121212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,849$74,451$44,407
Less Than High School$21,974$31,138$10,707
High School Grad$39,977$46,078$29,461
Some College$52,215$59,193$39,706
Bachelors Degree$76,680$95,431$59,219
Graduate Degree$93,190$106,399$74,904

$61,849

Average Earnings

$74,451

Average Male

$44,407

Average Female

Damascus Language

Damascus Language by Age

Damascus Language

80.25% of Damascus residents speak only English, while 19.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.09% of the population.

Damascus Poverty

Damascus Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,6042512.61%
Hispanic1,85418810.14%
Black1,55916310.46%
Asian1,2931078.28%
Other2405824.17%
Multiple811404.93%

4.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.32%

Male Poverty Rate

4.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Damascus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Damascus is Other, with 24.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Damascus is White, with 2.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.06%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.27%
High School5.31%
Some College3.40%
Bachelors or Greater2.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed29.05%
Male Employed2.75%
Female Employed1.88%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Damascus Income

Damascus Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$121,556$135,226
Families$133,113$147,151
Married Families$139,154-
Non Families$56,409$72,639

Damascus Marital Status

Damascus Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.5%

Male Marriage Rate

58.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Damascus Married by Age and Sex

Damascus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Damascus Marital Status by Race

Damascus Veterans

784

Number of Veterans

679

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War237
Vietnam214
First Gulf War177
Korea22
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54179
65 to 74167
75+151
18 to 34149
55 to 64138
Name Veterans % of Total
White6847.73%
Hispanic1088.41%
Black585.41%
2 or More3214.41%
Asian101.02%

$Damascus Veterans by Education

1.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Damascus Employment Status

73.7%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Damascus Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

44.47%

Born in Maryland

84.63%

Native Born

15.37%

Foreign Born

5.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.63% of Damascus residents were born in the United States, with 44.47% having been born in Maryland. 5.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202015,0940.00%
201915,0940.00%
201815,094-329-2.13%
201715,423-131-0.84%
201615,5542871.88%
201515,2671731.15%
201415,0942361.59%
201314,858-620-4.01%
201215,478-203-1.29%
201115,6814242.78%
201015,2570.00%