Burtonsville is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
As an unincorporated area, Burtonsville’s boundaries are not officially defined. Burtonsville is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a census-designated place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°6′27″N 76°56′3″W / 39.10750°N 76.93417°W / 39.10750; -76.93417 (39.107475, −76.934115). Baltimore is located about 21 miles northeast of Burtonsville. Washington is located about 15 miles southwest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the place has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km), of which 7.8 square miles (20 km) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km², or 1.88%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,305 people, 2,480 households, and 1,919 families residing in the area. The population density was 935.1 people per square mile (361.1/km²). There were 2,533 housing units at an average density of 324.3/sq mi (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the area was 52.05% White, 25.42% African American, 0.22% Native American, 17.62% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 3.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.60% of the population.
In 2000, 7.97% of Burtonsville residents identified as being of Indian heritage. This was the highest percentage of Indian Americans of any place in Maryland.
There were 2,480 households out of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 16.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.34.
In the area, the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.
The median income for a household in the area was $73,241, and the median income for a family was $76,862. Males had a median income of $52,003 versus $41,133 for females. The per capita income for the area was $26,614. About 2.1% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.