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Galestown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Galestown had a population of 136 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Galestown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Galestown: Gales Town.

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Galestown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 136
Daytime Population: Workers 0
Daytime Population: Residents 61
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 61
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.45
Population in Households 136
Population in Familes 109
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 580
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $61,619
Per Capita Income $24,194


Total Housing Units 57 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $214,286
Average Home Value $208,553


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 33
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 -0.2% -0.15%
Households -0.28% -0.42%
Families 0.87% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   3.72%

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, 2017 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 # 469 10th
Population Density # 371 29th
Diversity Index # 329 37th
Median Household Income # 436 15th
Per Capita Income # 421 19th

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