Fort Ritchie, Maryland

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Fort Ritchie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Pennsylvania state line. The population was 276 at the 2000 census. Fort Ritchie is a former U.S. military base that closed in September 1998 pursuant to the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania is immediately to the north.


Fort Ritchie is located at 39°42′16″N 77°29′47″W / 39.70444°N 77.49639°W / 39.70444; -77.49639 (39.704396, -77.496291)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.00%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 276 people, 83 households, and 73 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 281.8 people per square mile (108.7/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 342.1/sq mi (132.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.39% White, 17.75% African American, 1.45% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 4.71% from other races, and 6.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.16% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 75.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 4.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 42.4% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 41.3% from 25 to 44, 3.6% from 45 to 64, . The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,549. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.


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