Chance, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 353. Population change since 2000: -6.4%
Males: 155  (44.1%)
Females: 198  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  57.9 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 21821.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $68,324 (it was $34,531 in 2000)
Chance:

$68,324
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $32,506 (it was $15,706 in 2000)

Chance CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $130,094 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Chance:

$130,094
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $152,776; Detached houses: $166,820; Mobile homes: $72,107

Median gross rent in 2016: $816.

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  • Races in Chance, MD (2010)

    Chance races chart
    • 27979.0%White alone
    • 6518.4%Black alone
    • 30.8%Other race alone
    • 20.6%Asian alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Chance detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chance: 90.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (19.6%), American (7.8%), African (6.9%), Irish (3.9%), German (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 1.73 square miles.

Population density: 204 people per square mile   (very low).

Chance,MD real estate house value index trend

Chance, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Chance:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chance CDP:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

16 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 2.3% Europe).

This place:

6.1%
Maryland:

14.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Chance CDP:  0.9% ($779)
Maryland:  1.2% ($1,782)
Chance satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (69.8 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (77.3 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (133.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Deal Island, MD (1.3 miles ), Dames Quarter, MD (1.3 miles) , Waterview, MD (2.3 miles) , Nanticoke Acres, MD (2.4 miles) , Nanticoke, MD (2.6 miles ), Frenchtown-Rumbly, MD (2.8 miles) , Jesterville, MD (2.8 miles) , Mount Vernon, MD (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.18 N, Longitude: 75.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 410

Chance household income distribution Chance home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (22%)
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (55%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Chance: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chance, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chance-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Chance place center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chance-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.0 miles away from Chance center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 119.9 miles away from Chance center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 111.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chance topographic map

Birthplace of: Dale Midkiff - Film actor.

Hospitals and medical centers near Chance:

  • FMC - PRINCESS ANNE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • SOMERSET CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • ALICE BYRD TAWES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chance:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 14 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,902)
  • Salisbury University (about 22 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 28 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 47 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 63 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • College of Southern Maryland (about 64 miles; La Plata, MD; FT enrollment: 5,775)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 68 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)

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Churches in Chance include: Rock Creek Church (A), Saint Charles Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Chance and Rock Creek Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Haines Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Cow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 16.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.3%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.8% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Maryland average:

12.6

Chance travel time to work - commute Chance mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chance CDP (based on Somerset County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,75737
Evangelical Protestant1,71015
Black Protestant2872
Catholic851
Other531
None20,578-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Somerset County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Somerset County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Somerset County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

35.4%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chance:

48.5%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chance:

40.3%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chance:

18.0%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chance:

19.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chance:

6.7
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.7%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Chance:

45.5%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.4%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chance, MD Residents

5.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Maryland average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wicomico County, MD  2.11% ($28,077 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MD  0.57% ($26,119)
from Accomack County, VA  0.34% ($28,840)


7.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,021 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Maryland average:

6.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wicomico County, MD  2.53% ($26,333 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.83% ($28,823)
to Sussex County, DE  0.21% ($27,688)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chance:

  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chance:

  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WXMD (92.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBEY (96.9 FM; CRISFIELD, MD; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLC (102.5 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: MARANATHA, INC.)
  • WSBY-FM (98.9 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHW (106.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Chance:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 81Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 190Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Chance compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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