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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Chesapeake Beach had a population of 6,260 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chesapeake Beach is located at latitude 38.6894 and longitude -76.5544 in Calvert County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chesapeake Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Calvert County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Chesapeake Beach (GNIS ID: 2390783) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Chesapeake Beach is located within District 3, Sunderland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calvert County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chesapeake Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Chesapeake Beach, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,260
Population in Households 6,259
Population in Familes 5,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 2,309
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 2,326
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,689
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,819 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 508 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $344,306
Average Home Value $369,802


Median Household Income $96,535
Average Household Income $103,311
Per Capita Income $37,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 1.01%
Households 1.39% 1.03%
Families 1.7% 0.94%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chesapeake Beach, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesapeake Beach to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 175 66th
Population Density1 # 163 69th
Diversity Index2 # 267 49th
Median Household Income # 121 77th
Per Capita Income # 176 66th

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