Pittsville, Maryland

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Pittsville is a town in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,182 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Pittsville is located at 38°23′41″N 75°24′33″W / 38.394815°N 75.409288°W / 38.394815; -75.409288.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²), all of it land.

Pittsville, Maryland played the part of the backwater Iowa town in 1974 made for TV movie, "The Rimers of Eldritch" starring Rue McClanahan and Susan Sarandon.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,182 people, 477 households, and 321 families residing in the town. The population density was 677.3 people per square mile (260.8/km²). There were 506 housing units at an average density of 289.9/sq mi (111.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.56% White, 6.60% African American, 0.17% Native American, 3.89% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.61% of the population.

There were 477 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $31,141 versus $20,759 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,966. About 8.3% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.


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