Secretary, Maryland

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Secretary is a town in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 503 at the 2000 census.


Secretary is located at 38°36′36″N 75°56′56″W / 38.61°N 75.94889°W / 38.61; -75.94889 (38.609886, -75.949006)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 503 people, 197 households, and 146 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,944.1 people per square mile (747.0/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 842.6/sq mi (323.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.22% White, 0.60% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.99% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $40,441. Males had a median income of $26,023 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,881. About 10.3% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.



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