Deale, Maryland

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Deale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 4,796 at the 2000 census. It has a scenic view of Chesapeake Bay and is popular with boaters.



Deale is located at 38°47′30″N 76°32′20″W / 38.79167°N 76.53889°W / 38.79167; -76.53889 (38.791766, -76.538933)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (4.62%) is water.

Deale is a waterfront fishing village located on the Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay. Three creeks are located in Deale that flow into the bay: Rockhold Creek, Parkers Creek and Carrs Creek. Rockhold Creek is the most commercial of the three creeks and is home to several marinas and most of the charter fishing boats. Happy Harbor Restaurant, one of Deale's most famous landmarks is located on Rockhold Creek.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,796 people, 1,778 households, and 1,313 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,105.0 people per square mile (426.7/km²). There were 1,942 housing units at an average density of 447.4/sq mi (172.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.89% White, 6.01% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 1,778 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11.

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