Galestown, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Galestown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Galestown had a population of 137 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Galestown is located at latitude 38.5626 and longitude -75.7158 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Galestown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Dorchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Galestown (GNIS ID: 2390198) 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 Galestown is located within District 1, Fork, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dorchester County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galestown: Gales Town.

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


Total Population 137
Population in Households 137
Population in Familes 111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 584
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $50,926
Average Household Income $63,222
Per Capita Income $25,156


Total Housing Units 57 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $233,333
Average Home Value $224,375


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 33
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% -0.29%
Households -0.25% -0.42%
Families 0.76% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Galestown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Galestown 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 # 467 10th
Population Density # 368 29th
Diversity Index # 314 40th
Median Household Income # 441 15th
Per Capita Income # 413 20th

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