Charlestown, Maryland

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Charlestown is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,019 at the 2000 census.


Charlestown is located at 39°34′36″N 75°58′40″W / 39.57667°N 75.97778°W / 39.57667; -75.97778 (39.576617, -75.977888)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (26.02%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,019 people, 386 households, and 282 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,124.8 people per square mile (432.3/km²). There were 451 housing units at an average density of 497.8/sq mi (191.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.94% White, 1.77% African American, 0.10% Native American, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population.

There were 386 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 34.6% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,563, and the median income for a family was $57,644. Males had a median income of $40,104 versus $25,978 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,959. About 3.2% of families and 5.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.


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