Chestertown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chestertown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Chestertown had a population of 5,486 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chestertown is located at latitude 39.2204 and longitude -76.0705 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chestertown (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Chestertown (GNIS ID: 2390785) 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 Chestertown is located within District 4, Chestertown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chestertown 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 Chestertown: Chester, Chester Town, Chester-Town, New Town, Newtown, New-Town, Port of Chester.

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


Total Population 5,486
Population in Households 4,235
Population in Familes 2,831
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,251
Population Density1 2,113
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 2,075
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,047
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 999 (39.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,076 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 459 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $274,067
Average Home Value $319,870


Median Household Income $36,953
Average Household Income $55,821
Per Capita Income $25,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.52%
Households 0.83% 0.5%
Families 1.0% 0.36%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   0.99%
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.

Chestertown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chestertown 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 # 188 64th
Population Density1 # 177 66th
Diversity Index2 # 204 61st
Median Household Income # 506 3rd
Per Capita Income # 387 25th

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