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Choptank, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Choptank Census Designated Place had a population of 129 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Choptank is located at latitude 38.681 and longitude -75.9483 in Caroline County. The formal boundaries for the Choptank Census Designated Place 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.

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

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Choptank, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Choptank, MD Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Choptank, MD Wealth Index is 105
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 129
Population in Households 129
Population in Families 109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 542
Diversity Index1 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,000
Average Household Income $84,787
Per Capita Income $33,252
Wealth Index3 105

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 76 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (28.9%)
Median Home Value $213,889
Housing Affordability Index2 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 54
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.0% -0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.37%
Families 1.45% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 2019 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 # 471 9th
Population Density # 383 26th
Diversity Index # 339 35th
Median Household Income # 261 50th
Per Capita Income # 315 39th

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