Choptank, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Choptank, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Choptank Census Designated Place had a population of 127 as of July 1, 2016. Choptank ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Choptank is located at latitude 38.6823 and longitude -75.9494 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the Choptank Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Caroline County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Choptank Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583598) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Choptank Census Designated Place is located within District 4, Preston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Caroline County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Choptank: Leonards Wharf, Medford Wharf, Medfords Wharf.

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


Total Population 127
Population in Households 127
Population in Familes 108
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 534
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 53
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (29.3%)
Median Home Value $203,571
Average Home Value $211,310


Median Household Income $63,494
Average Household Income $76,079
Per Capita Income $29,185
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.32%
Households -0.3% -0.38%
Families 1.75% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Choptank, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Choptank 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 # 473 9th
Population Density1 # 387 25th
Diversity Index2 # 328 37th
Median Household Income # 287 45th
Per Capita Income # 313 40th

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