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Chestertown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Chestertown had a population of 5,172 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Chestertown is located at latitude 39.209 and longitude -76.0666 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chestertown encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.31 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Town of Chestertown (GNIS ID: 2390785) 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 Chestertown is located within District 4, Chestertown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chestertown: Chester, Chester Town, Chester-Town, New Town, Newtown, New-Town, Port of Chester.

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Chestertown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chestertown, MD Housing Affordability Index is 92
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Chestertown, MD Wealth Index is 77
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,172
Population in Households 3,905
Population in Families 2,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,267
Population Density 1,876
Diversity Index1 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,135
Average Household Income $72,595
Per Capita Income $29,831
Wealth Index3 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 919 (38.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,023 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $265,357
Housing Affordability Index2 92
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,942
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 973
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.17% -0.39%
Households -0.16% -0.52%
Families -0.12% -0.67%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.28%

Chestertown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chestertown to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 193 63rd
Population Density # 205 61st
Diversity Index # 204 61st
Median Household Income # 448 14th
Per Capita Income # 354 32nd

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