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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Chesapeake Beach had a population of 6,229 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Chesapeake Beach, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,229
Daytime Population: Workers 1,078
Daytime Population: Residents 2,691
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 6,228
Population in Familes 5,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 2,297
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $96,627
Average Household Income $104,764
Per Capita Income $38,158


Total Housing Units 2,544 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,807 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 498 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $353,244
Average Home Value $377,352


Total Households 2,305
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 1,672
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 0.95%
Households 1.07% 0.93%
Families 1.32% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2017 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 # 177 66th
Population Density # 164 69th
Diversity Index # 266 49th
Median Household Income # 132 75th
Per Capita Income # 181 65th

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