Chance, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Chance, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Chance Census Designated Place had a population of 343 as of July 1, 2018. Chance ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chance is located at latitude 38.178 and longitude -75.9388 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Chance Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.91 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Chance Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389301) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Chance Census Designated Place is located within District 9, Tangier, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chance: Rock Creek.

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


Total Population 343
Population in Households 343
Population in Familes 275
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 205
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $42,221
Average Household Income $51,065
Per Capita Income $22,104


Total Housing Units 262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (42.7%)
Median Home Value $151,667
Average Home Value $208,974


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 100
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 -0.35% -0.06%
Households -0.32% 0.0%
Families -0.47% -0.2%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.43%

Chance, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chance 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 # 399 23rd
Population Density # 472 9th
Diversity Index # 264 49th
Median Household Income # 479 8th
Per Capita Income # 471 9th

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