Owings, Maryland

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Owings is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,325 at the 2000 census.



Owings is located at 38°42′43″N 76°36′14″W / 38.71194°N 76.60389°W / 38.71194; -76.60389 (38.711919, -76.603901)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²), all of it land.

Owings' center is just east of the Maryland Route 2 and Maryland Route 260 intersection. The area is considered exurban by the Washington Post. It includes a mix of farmland, single-family detached homes and sub-divisions. Aerial maps show that about 50% of the Owings CDP is wooded. The place center lies on the former Chesapeake Beach Railway line, which was converted to the roadway Maryland Route 260. Route 260 extends from Maryland Route 4 to Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Owings was a stop on the railway local service. Hall Creek originates in the Owings vicinity, forms about half of the CDPs northern border and winds west until it empties into the Patuxent River. The creek bed cuts a significant valley across the hilly central ridge of the Calvert County peninsula, until it reaches the flood plains of the on the Patuxent's East banks, where it becomes more marshy. The Owings CDP is within Calvert County, hugging a truncated 90° corner of the southern border of Anne Arundel County.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,325 people, 426 households, and 356 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 337.2 people per square mile (130.2/km²). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 112.7/sq mi (43.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.87% White, 11.47% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.

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