Hurlock, Maryland

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Hurlock is a town in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,874 at the 2000 census. It is home to WAAI radio. Joyce Spratt is the current mayor, and the town has five council members -- Michael E. Henry (District 1), Michael D. Nordstrom (District 2), Parker J. Durham (District 3), Charles T. Cephas (District 4) and Christopher D. Adams (District 5).



Hurlock is located at 38°37′53″N 75°51′40″W / 38.631463°N 75.861079°W / 38.631463; -75.861079.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (7.04%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,874 people, 710 households, and 491 families residing in the town. The population density was 748.5 people per square mile (289.4/km²). There were 772 housing units at an average density of 308.4/sq mi (119.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 60.46% White, 35.27% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 3.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.88% of the population.

There were 710 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,935, and the median income for a family was $40,435. Males had a median income of $29,697 versus $21,555 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,446. About 8.2% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

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