Charlestown, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Charlestown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Charlestown had a population of 1,350 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Charlestown: Charles Town.

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


Total Population 1,350
Population in Households 1,348
Population in Familes 1,103
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,128
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $67,750
Average Household Income $80,848
Per Capita Income $32,515


Total Housing Units 629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $276,506
Average Home Value $348,006


Total Households 506
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 343
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 1.61% 2.85%
Households 1.32% 2.87%
Families 0.69% 2.71%
Median Household Income   4.2%
Per Capita Income   4.32%

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, 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 # 297 43rd
Population Density # 281 46th
Diversity Index # 404 22nd
Median Household Income # 289 44th
Per Capita Income # 287 45th

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