Vienna, Maryland

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Vienna is a town in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 280 at the 2000 census.



Vienna was founded in 1706. It thrived on trade, shipbuilding and tobacco farming. Throughout the next century, the British would raid the town repeatedly, and also during the War of 1812. This led to the building of a wall across the city's waterfront on the Nanticoke River. This wall is in ruin today.


Vienna is located at 38°29′7″N 75°49′37″W / 38.48528°N 75.82694°W / 38.48528; -75.82694 (38.485152, -75.827020)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 280 people, 120 households, and 81 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,519.2 people per square mile (600.6/km²). There were 138 housing units at an average density of 748.8/sq mi (296.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 90.71% White, 5.36% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.79% Asian, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85.

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