Choptank, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Choptank, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Choptank Census Designated Place had a population of 128 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Choptank, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 128
Population in Households 128
Population in Familes 109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 538
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $61,320
Average Household Income $78,046
Per Capita Income $30,277


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (28.0%)
Median Home Value $233,929
Average Home Value $254,070


Total Households 54
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.09% 0.16%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.63% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

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, 2018 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 # 472 9th
Population Density # 388 25th
Diversity Index # 338 35th
Median Household Income # 333 36th
Per Capita Income # 330 36th

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