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The Town of Chesapeake City had a population of 728 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Chesapeake City is located at latitude 39.5309 and longitude -75.8074 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chesapeake City encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Town of Chesapeake City 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 City is located within District 2, Chesapeake City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chesapeake City: Bohemia Village, Chesapeake.

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Chesapeake City, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 728 (100%)
Population in Households 728 (100.0%)
Population in Families 597 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,373
Diversity Index2 29


Median Household Income $79,257
Average Household Income $103,813
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $41,682
Wealth Index5 101


Total HU (Housing Units) 408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 265 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $308,333
Average Home Value $366,226
Housing Affordability Index3 132


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 244
Average Family Size 2.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.48% -0.64%
Households -0.25% -0.40%
Families   -0.50%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   3.68%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.15%

Chesapeake City, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesapeake City to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 347 35th
Population Density # 263 51st
Median Household Income # 323 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 326 61st
Per Capita Income # 303 44th
Diversity Index # 397 26th

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