Chestertown, Maryland

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Population in 2017: 5,064 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 2,172  (42.9%)
Females: 2,892  (57.1%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21620.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,174 (it was $31,530 in 2000)
Chestertown:

$48,174
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,281 (it was $18,769 in 2000)

Chestertown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $278,917 (it was $127,900 in 2000)
Chestertown:

$278,917
MD:

$312,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $858.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chestertown: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.8%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.7% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Chestertown, MD (2010)
    • 3,77571.9%White alone
    • 1,05520.1%Black alone
    • 2204.2%Hispanic
    • 1021.9%Two or more races
    • 851.6%Asian alone
    • 90.2%Other race alone
    • 50.10%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Chestertown, Maryland as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chestertown is 345 to 1.


Crime rates in Chestertown by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(66.5)
2
(42.7)
2
(40.5)
3
(61.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.2)
4
(75.4)
1
(18.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.9)
2
(39.3)
2
(39.5)
3
(59.3)
1
(19.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(266.1)
15
(320.1)
9
(182.1)
14
(284.8)
9
(183.1)
8
(156.8)
7
(132.0)
14
(263.9)
13
(240.5)
4
(75.7)
7
(137.5)
10
(197.4)
5
(98.9)
5
(99.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
42
(931.5)
28
(597.5)
28
(566.6)
56
(1,139)
33
(671.4)
20
(392.1)
29
(547.0)
20
(377.0)
14
(259.0)
18
(340.8)
37
(726.6)
16
(315.8)
7
(138.4)
14
(278.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(554.4)
41
(874.9)
37
(748.7)
48
(976.4)
47
(956.3)
54
(1,059)
52
(980.8)
26
(490.1)
36
(665.9)
41
(776.4)
58
(1,139)
28
(552.6)
29
(573.6)
16
(317.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
106
(2,351)
148
(3,158)
124
(2,509)
103
(2,095)
105
(2,136)
112
(2,196)
91
(1,716)
109
(2,055)
104
(1,924)
85
(1,610)
57
(1,119)
69
(1,362)
48
(949.4)
65
(1,291)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(244.0)
9
(192.1)
1
(20.2)
10
(203.4)
7
(142.4)
9
(176.4)
5
(94.3)
5
(94.3)
4
(74.0)
4
(75.7)
2
(39.3)
3
(59.2)
3
(59.3)
2
(39.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.2)
1
(20.3)
2
(40.7)
1
(19.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(39.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)471.7452.6354.7571.2353.0332.9354.2293.7253.4230.8345.6251.8187.7178.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Chestertown, MD

Crime rate in Chestertown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Maryland average:

2.68
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Ancestries: English (17.9%), Irish (8.2%), German (5.8%), Italian (4.7%), American (3.1%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1805

Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 2.61 square miles.

Population density: 1,940 people per square mile   (low).

Chestertown, Maryland map

171 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This town:

3.3%
Maryland:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,426 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,575 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dundalk, MD (23.6 miles , pop. 62,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (30.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (73.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

District 4, Chestertown, MD (0.0 miles ),
Kingstown, MD (1.2 miles ),
Worton, MD (2.0 miles ),
Butlertown, MD (2.2 miles ),
Fairlee, MD (2.4 miles ),
Church Hill, MD (2.6 miles ),
Kennedyville, MD (2.7 miles),
Edesville, MD (2.9 miles)

Latitude: 39.22 N, Longitude: 76.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,180 (+61.1%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,553 (74.2%)

Area codes: 410, 443

Distribution of median household income in Chestertown, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chestertown, MD in 2017
Chestertown satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $74,900
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $94,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2006: 55 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2007: 46 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2009: 68 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $529,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $475,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $318,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Chestertown, MD residents
Average permit cost in Chestertown, MD
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Maryland:

3.9%
Historical population in Chestertown, MD
Historical housing units in Chestertown, MD

Population change in the 1990s: +746 (+18.6%).
Most common industries in Chestertown, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (26.5%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (33.0%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Chestertown, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Construction laborers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)

Average climate in Chestertown, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chestertown, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.6. This is about average.

City:

74.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.38. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.38
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 5.75. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.75
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 24.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.83. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.83
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Chestertown-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Chestertown town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chestertown-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.8 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 76.7 miles away from the city 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 276.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 339.4 miles away from Chestertown center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 314.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chestertown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chestertown:

  • UNIVERSITY OF MD SHORE MEDICAL CTR AT CHESTERTOWN (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 100 BROWN ST)
  • UPPER SHORE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (PO BOX 229 SCHEELER RD)
  • CHESTER RIVER MANOR (200 MORGNEC ROAD)
  • CHESTERTOWN NURSING AND REHAB CT (415 MORGNEC ROAD)
  • HERON POINT OF CHESTERTOWN (501 CAMPUS AVENUE)
  • TOTAL RENAL CARE - CHESTERTOWN (100 BROWN ST)
  • CHESTER RIVER HOME CARE (6602 CHURCH HILL ROAD)
  • KENT CNTY HLTH DEPTMNT (125 S LYNCHBURG ST)

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Chestertown:

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College/University in Chestertown:

  • Washington College (Full-time enrollment: 1,647; Location: 300 Washington Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.washcoll.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chestertown:

  • The Community College of Baltimore County (about 24 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 15,217)
  • All-State Career-Baltimore (about 26 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • Harford Community College (about 27 miles; Bel Air, MD; FT enrollment: 4,530)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 27 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 28 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 28 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • Delaware State University (about 29 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)

Private high school in Chestertown:

  • CHESTERTOWN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 102, Location: 401 MORGNEC RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chestertown:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chestertown:

  • KENT SCHOOL (Students: 163, Location: 6788 WILKINS LN, Grades: PK-8)
  • RADCLIFFE CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 78, Location: 201 TALBOT BLVD STE A, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Chestertown

Library in Chestertown:

  • KENT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $773,178; Location: 408 HIGH STREET; 45,358 books; 110 e-books; 1,893 audio materials; 2,703 video materials; 25 state licensed databases; 26 other licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chestertown: Chestertown Business Park (A), Radcliff Creek Industrial Park (B), Scott Point Marina (C), Schottland Tennis Pavilion (D), Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated Station 6 (E), Kent and Queen Annes Rescue Squad (F), Chestertown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (G), The Customs House (H), White Swan Tavern (I), Wide Hall (J), Worcester Hall (K), William Smith Hall (L), Truslow Boat House (M), The John S Toll Science Center Complex (N), Talbot House (O), Somerset House (P), Sears House (Q), Saint Mary's House (R), Rose O'Neill Literary House (S), Queen Anne's House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Crestview Square Shopping Center (1), Kent Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chestertown include: Church on the Rock (A), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Chestertown Baptist Church (C), Chestertown Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Christ United Methodist Church (E), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Janes United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Chestertown Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Chestertown include: Chestertown Historic District (1), Wilmer Park (2), Athey Field (3), Kibler Field (4), Kirwan Meditation Garden (5), Shriver Field (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kent County Public Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 400 High Street), Kent County Public Libraries - Rock Hall Branch Rock Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 408 High Street), Stories Of The Chesapeake Hertiage Area (101 Church Aly).

Hotels: Court Yard Inn (6336 Church Hill Rd), Gracious Inns of the Chesapeake (110 Wilton Road), Imperial Hotel (208 High Street), Great Oak Landing Lodge & Restaurant (22170 Great Oak Landing Road), Comfort Suites Chestertown (160 Scheeler Road).

Courts: Kent County - Circuit Court- Clerk's Office- Family Support Services (103 North Crossing Street), District Court of Maryland (103 North Crossing Street), Kent County - Court Commissioner (Courthouse), Kent County - Circuit Court Courthouse- Clerk's Office (103 North Crossing Street).

Birthplace of: Alexander Murray (1755–1821) - Navy officer, Bill Nicholson (baseball) - Baseball player, James Peale - Artist, Samuel Eccleston - Roman Catholic archbishop, Philip Reed - Politician, Robert Wright (politician) - Politician, Ezekiel F. Chambers - Politician, George Vickers - Politician, James Lloyd (Maryland) - Politician, Kennard Winchester - Basketball player.

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chestertown and their reported violations in the past:

TOWN OF CHESTERTOWN (Address: 118 NORTH CROSS STREET , Population served: 5,400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2008)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAY-13-2008), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-26-2008)
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
WORTON CREEK MARINA INC (Address: 23141 BUCK NECK ROAD , Population served: 290, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-11-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2014), St Tech Assistance Visit (APR-22-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-14-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2012)
  • 2 other older health violations
TOWN OF HENDERSON (Address: 200 PINE COVE LANE , Population served: 156, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2006)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
EASTMAN SPECIALTIES CORPORATION (Population served: 44, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2007)
HARMAN SUBDIVISION (Address: 200 PINE COVE LANE , Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-15-2005 to SEP-09-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
VERNAS COUNTRY KITCHEN (Address: 830 HIGH ST. , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (SEP-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chestertown that have no violations reported:

  • WORTON (Address: 709 MORGNEC ROAD SUITE 201 , Population served: 955, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAIRLEE (Address: 709 MORGNEC ROAD SUITE 201 , Population served: 725, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KENNEDYVILLE (Address: 709 MORGNEC ROAD SUITE 201 , Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • EDESVILLE (Address: 709 MORGNEC ROAD SUITE 201 , Population served: 296, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • MILLINGTON DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (Population served: 260, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • KENT SCHOOL, INC. (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE SPRINGS MHP (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

49.9%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Chestertown in 2010:

  • 1,035 people in college/university student housing
  • 192 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 77 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Chestertown in 2000:

  • 743 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 201 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Chestertown (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Chestertown Branch, Washington Avenue Branch, Heron Point Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The Chesapeake Bank & Trust Co.: at 245 High Street, branch established on 1986/12/15; Chestertown Drive-In Branch at 301 Morgnec Road, branch established on 1962/07/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $92.1 mil, Deposits: $62.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Chesapeake Bancorp Employee Stock Ownership Plan With 401(K) Provisions
  • The Peoples Bank: Lees Corner Branch at Routes 291 And 213, branch established on 1979/04/02; at 100 Spring Avenue, branch established on 1910/10/01. Info updated 2006/07/03: Bank assets: $252.3 mil, Deposits: $204.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp, Inc.
  • CNB: Washington Square Branch at 899 Washington Avenue, branch established on 2006/06/26. Info updated 2011/03/02: Bank assets: $435.9 mil, Deposits: $385.2 mil, headquarters in Centreville, MD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Shore Bancshares, Inc.
  • SunTrust Bank: Chestertown Branch at 611 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Chestertown Branch at 501 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1966/12/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Chestertown:

Marital status in Chestertown, MD
  • Never married: 47.6%
  • Now married: 25.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 13.2%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Chestertown:

  • High school or higher: 83.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Maryland average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chestertown
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Religion statistics for Chestertown, MD (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,55127
Catholic2,5883
Evangelical Protestant1,81414
Black Protestant9846
Other722
None10,188-
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
Kent County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Kent County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Kent County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

12.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Kent County:

10.7%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

28.1%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kent County:

14.0%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.5%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chestertown:

43.6%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Chestertown:

28.8
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.9%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chestertown:

18.2%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.0%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

50.6%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chestertown, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$51,343$51,3430$0
Streets and Highways 9$26,320$35,0930$0
Sewerage 6$29,238$58,4760$0
Other Government Administration 3$18,828$75,3125$2,072
Financial Administration 2$8,845$53,0700$0
Police - Other 2$6,181$37,0861$1,021
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$2,735
Totals for Government 34$140,755$49,6789$5,828

Chestertown government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $905,000 ($178.71)
    Water Utilities: $905,000 ($178.71)
    Police Protection: $895,000 ($176.74)
    General - Other: $724,000 ($142.97)
    Regular Highways: $662,000 ($130.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000 ($48.58)
    Central Staff Services: $223,000 ($44.04)
    Financial Administration: $95,000 ($18.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $81,000 ($16.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $50,000 ($9.87)
    General Public Buildings: $43,000 ($8.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($7.70)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,000 ($2.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($6.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $569,000 ($112.36)
    Regular Highways: $99,000 ($19.55)
    General Public Building: $36,000 ($7.11)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($6.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($2.17)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($1.78)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,845,000 ($364.34)

Chestertown government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $786,000 ($155.21)
    Other: $26,000 ($5.13)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($1.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $189,000 ($37.32)
    Highways: $48,000 ($9.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $529,000 ($104.46)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $663,000 ($130.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $143,000 ($28.24)
    Interest Earnings: $29,000 ($5.73)
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000 ($5.13)
    Rents: $21,000 ($4.15)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.59)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $771,000 ($152.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $336,000 ($66.35)
    Highways: $96,000 ($18.96)
  • Tax - Property: $2,175,000 ($429.50)
    Other Selective Sales: $87,000 ($17.18)
    Public Utility License: $51,000 ($10.07)
    Other License: $48,000 ($9.48)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $23,000 ($4.54)
    Amusements Sales: $15,000 ($2.96)

Chestertown government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,782,000 ($1141.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,242,000 ($837.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,078,000 ($410.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $538,000 ($106.24)

Chestertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $778,000 ($153.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,918,000 ($378.75)

5.54% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Maryland average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Queen Anne's County, MD  1.34% ($40,067 average AGI)
from Cecil County, MD  0.46% ($54,944)
from New Castle County, DE  0.36% ($84,179)
Businesses in Chestertown, MD
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1New Balance1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid1
FedEx3SAS Shoes1
GNC1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Jones New York2Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets2UPS3
McDonald's1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chestertown:

  • WCTR (1530 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHESTERTOWN, MD)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chestertown:

  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSMJ (104.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXYV (105.7 FM; CATONSVILLE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRNR-FM (103.1 FM; GRASONVILLE, MD; Owner: EMPIRE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKHS (90.5 FM; WORTON, MD; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF KENT COUNTY)

TV broadcast stations around Chestertown:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
Chestertown fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chestertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 53.0mTotal length
  • $2,978,000Total costs
  • 35,943Total average daily traffic
  • 2,883Total average daily truck traffic
  • 47,703Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 128. The highest number of fire incidents - 233 took place in 2006, and the least - 12 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chestertown, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (63.0%), and Outside Fires (23.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chestertown, MD
    • 1,36863.0%Structure Fires
    • 50823.4%Outside Fires
    • 1677.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1295.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chestertown, MD

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chestertown, Maryland:

  • Imperial Hotel, 208 High St, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-5000, Fax: (410) 778-9662
  • River Inn Rolph's Wharf, 1008 Rolphs Wharf Rd, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-6347
  • Inn At Mitchell House, 8796 Maryland Pkwy, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-6500
  • Quality Suites, 160 Scheeler Rd, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 , Phone: (410) 810-0555, Fax: (410) 810-0286
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 150 Scheeler Rd, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-0778, Fax: (410) 778-6178
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chestertown, Maryland
Most common first names in Chestertown, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William34076.0 years
James24673.3 years
Mary23879.3 years
John23474.8 years
George18675.8 years
Robert17675.7 years
Charles16276.5 years
Helen14878.8 years
Thomas11674.3 years
Elizabeth11082.8 years
Most common last names in Chestertown, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson14476.0 years
Smith10678.8 years
Brown9876.4 years
Jones9477.9 years
Miller7274.0 years
Thompson6876.9 years
Moore5677.4 years
Williams5677.4 years
Wilson5273.9 years
Davis5080.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chestertown, MD
  • 46.9%Electricity
  • 25.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chestertown, MD
  • 72.3%Electricity
  • 14.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%No fuel used
  • 3.1%Utility gas


Chestertown compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Chestertown on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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