Queenstown, Maryland

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Queenstown is a town in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 617 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Queenstown is located at 38°59′21″N 76°9′24″W / 38.98917°N 76.15667°W / 38.98917; -76.15667 (38.989086, -76.156645)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.65%) is water.

History

Queenstown was the original seat of Queen Anne’s county, before the location changed to Centreville, Maryland. It location was important during the 18th century, because it is near a creek that, during that time, could be navigated by tradesmen. A hub for shipping and receiving, Queenstown was attacked by English troops during the War of 1812.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 617 people, 255 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,501.8 people per square mile (581.0/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 679.1/sq mi (262.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.30% White, 3.73% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 255 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

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