Charlestown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Charlestown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Charlestown had a population of 1,119 as of July 1, 2016. Charlestown ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Charlestown is located at latitude 39.5779 and longitude -75.9766 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Charlestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Town of Charlestown (GNIS ID: 2390777) 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 Charlestown is located within District 5, North East, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Charlestown 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 Charlestown: Charles Town.

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


Total Population 1,119
Population in Households 1,117
Population in Familes 910
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 935
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 425
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 106 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $264,931
Average Home Value $337,539


Median Household Income $64,159
Average Household Income $74,515
Per Capita Income $29,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.89% 3.72%
Households -1.05% 3.75%
Families -1.81% 3.61%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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.

Charlestown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Charlestown 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 # 312 40th
Population Density1 # 302 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 401 23rd
Median Household Income # 276 47th
Per Capita Income # 297 43rd

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