Chestertown, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Chestertown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Chestertown had a population of 5,261 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 5,261
Population in Households 3,994
Population in Familes 2,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,267
Population Density2 2,026
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $38,102
Average Household Income $54,564
Per Capita Income $24,887


Total Housing Units 2,445 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 931 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,051 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $294,565
Average Home Value $341,676


Total Households 1,982
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 992
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 0.02% -0.06%
Households 0.07% -0.13%
Families 0.1% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

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, 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 # 192 63rd
Population Density # 184 65th
Diversity Index # 202 61st
Median Household Income # 501 3rd
Per Capita Income # 418 19th

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