Centreville, Maryland

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Centreville is an incorporated town in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, United States. Incorporated in 1794,[1] it is the county seat of Queen Anne's County.[2] The population was 1,970 at the 2000 census. The ZIP code is 21617 and the area code is 410. The local telephone exchange is 758. It hosts the Queen Anne's County Fair each summer and was home to three franchises during the existence of the Eastern Shore Baseball League -- the Colts, Red Sox, and Orioles. The book Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings is set in Centreville.



Centreville is located at 39°2′46″N 76°3′52″W / 39.04611°N 76.06444°W / 39.04611; -76.06444 (39.046206, -76.064345)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,970 people, 807 households, and 497 families residing in the town. The population density was 937.9 people per square mile (362.2/km²). There were 866 housing units at an average density of 412.3/sq mi (159.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 78.68% White, 19.24% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 807 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84.

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