Rock Hall, Maryland

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Rock Hall is a town in Kent County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,396 at the 2000 census. The town is a center for the fishing, crabbing, and oystering industries in Kent County as well as a home to marinas that cater to the pleasure craft that sail the Chesapeake Bay. As a result there are a number of casual seafood restaurants for which the town is regionally well known.



Rock Hall is located at 39°8′12″N 76°14′31″W / 39.13667°N 76.24194°W / 39.13667; -76.24194 (39.136579, -76.241850)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (14.19%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,396 people, 654 households, and 408 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,050.3 people per square mile (405.3/km²). There were 834 housing units at an average density of 627.5/sq mi (242.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.91% White, 5.52% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

There were 654 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.67.

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