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Chestertown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Chestertown had a population of 5,433 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chestertown is located at latitude 39.2204 and longitude -76.0705 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chestertown (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chestertown 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 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, 2017)


Total Population 5,433
Daytime Population: Workers 5,701
Daytime Population: Residents 3,207
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,908
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.64
Population in Households 4,166
Population in Familes 2,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,267
Population Density2 2,092
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $37,090
Average Household Income $57,386
Per Capita Income $25,812


Total Housing Units 2,486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 984 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,062 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 440 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $272,569
Average Home Value $323,271


Total Households 2,046
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,029
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 0.47% 0.46%
Households 0.52% 0.53%
Families 0.62% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 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 # 189 64th
Population Density # 179 66th
Diversity Index # 206 60th
Median Household Income # 503 3rd
Per Capita Income # 386 26th

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