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Population in 2012: 5,368 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.1%
 

Males: 2,215  (41.3%)
Females: 3,153  (58.7%)

Median resident age:  34.9 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21620.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,499 (it was $31,530 in 2000)
Chestertown:

$30,499
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,630

Chestertown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $247,219 (it was $127,900 in 2000)
Chestertown:

$247,219
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $393,323; Detached houses: $396,217; Townhouses or other attached units: $446,270; In 2-unit structures: $182,609; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $490,608; Mobile homes: $257,979

Median gross rent in 2012: $710.

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  • White alone - 3,775 (71.9%)
  • Black alone - 1,055 (20.1%)
  • Hispanic - 220 (4.2%)
  • Two or more races - 102 (1.9%)
  • Asian alone - 85 (1.6%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.10%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chestertown: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (12.4%), English (11.5%), German (11.1%), United States (5.2%), Scottish (4.0%), Polish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1805

Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 2.61 square miles.

Population density: 2,056 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Chestertown:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chestertown town:

  • Never married: 48.8%
  • Now married: 29.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

248 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe).

This town:  4.7%
Maryland:  14.3%



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Chestertown, Maryland as of July 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chestertown to the number of sex offenders is 298 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,592 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,746 (1.0%)

Chestertown satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $529,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.22 N, Longitude: 76.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,060 (+57.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,320 (63.4%)

Area codes: 410, 443

Chestertown household income distribution Chestertown home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Chestertown by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.020.30.00.00.00.0
Rapes 436232230241
per 100,000 83.161.3128.042.466.542.740.561.00.039.275.418.9
Robberies 91397121591498714
per 100,000 186.9265.8192.0148.3266.1320.1182.1284.8183.1156.8132.0263.9
Assaults 193420214228285633202920
per 100,000 394.5695.2426.7444.9931.5597.5566.61139.1671.4392.1547.0377.0
Burglaries 464628422541374847545226
per 100,000 955.1940.5597.4889.8554.4874.9748.7976.4956.31058.6980.8490.1
Thefts 13017411112310614812410310511291109
per 100,000 2699.33557.62368.32605.92350.93158.32509.12095.22136.32195.61716.32054.7
Auto thefts 895141191107955
per 100,000 166.1184.0106.7296.6244.0192.120.2203.4142.4176.494.394.3
Arson 410300112100
per 100,000 83.120.40.063.60.00.020.220.340.719.60.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 361.0454.8361.8331.4437.2419.5328.7529.4327.1308.5328.3272.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Maryland average:

2.45

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Chestertown, Maryland accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +746 (+18.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Average climate in Chestertown, Maryland

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Tornado activity:

Chestertown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 53% 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 slightly above Maryland state average. It is 91% 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 Chestertown center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chestertown topographic map

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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Chestertown:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Chestertown, MD

Airports, heliports and other landing facilities located in Chestertown:


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Local government website: chestertown.com/gov

College/University in Chestertown:

  • Washington College (Full-time enrollment: 1,287; 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 25 miles; Baltimore, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,558)
  • Harford Community College (about 27 miles; Bel Air, MD; FT enrollment: 2,973)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 27 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 5,957)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 28 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 4,552)
  • Delaware State University (about 29 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 3,113)
  • Morgan State University (about 29 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 6,101)
  • University of Baltimore (about 30 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 3,287)

Private high school in Chestertown:

  • CHESTERTOWN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 137; Location: 401 MORGNEC RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chestertown:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chestertown:

  • KENT SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 6788 WILKINS LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RADCLIFFE CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 201 TALBOT BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
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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)

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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).

 
Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.5. This is about average.
City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.91
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.2
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 24.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.0
U.S.:

24.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.1
U.S.:

9.6

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

CHESTERTOWN (Address: 118 NORTH CROSS STREET , Population served: 5400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
FAIRLEE (Address: 709 MORGNEC ROAD SUITE 201 , Population served: 725, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
KENNEDYVILLE (Address: 709 MORGNEC ROAD SUITE 201 , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003)
EDESVILLE (Address: 709 MORGNEC ROAD SUITE 201 , Population served: 296, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-04-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2003)
WORTON CREEK MARINA INC (Population served: 290, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2005)
PINE SPRINGS (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-08-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.8%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.2% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chestertown, MD

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

Chestertown compared to Maryland state average:

Chestertown, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chestertown, Maryland:

  • Brampton Bed & Breakfast, 25227 Chestertown Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-1860
  • Imperial Hotel, 208 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-5000, Fax: (410) 778-9662
  • River Inn Rolph's Wharf, 1008 Rolphs Wharf Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-6347
  • Inn At Mitchell House, 8796 Maryland Pkwy, Chestertown, MD 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-6500
  • Comfort Suites, 160 Scheeler Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620 , Phone: (410) 810-0555, Fax: (410) 810-0286
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 150 Scheeler Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620 , Phone: (410) 778-0778, Fax: (410) 778-6178
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chestertown, Maryland

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chestertown travel time to work - commute


Chestertown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chestertown town (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.21%
Here46.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents48.0%25.3%12.1%3.7%3.0%
Congregations55.6%8.9%11.1%2.2%4.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionFriends (Quakers)Beachy Amish Mennonite ChurchesOther
Adherents2.6%1.8%1.4%0.7%1.4%
Congregations2.2%2.2%2.2%2.2%8.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Kent County:

12.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.1%
Maryland:

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

14.0%
Maryland:

15.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$4,258$51,0960$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,965$63,8605$1,142
Police Protection - Officers 13$52,377$48,3480$0
Police - Other 2$4,895$29,3701$1,196
Streets and Highways 7$24,102$41,3180$0
Sewerage 8$27,239$40,8590$0
Totals for Government 34$128,836$45,4726$2,338

Chestertown government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $627,000 ($116.80)
    Regular Highways: $569,000 ($106.00)
    Sewerage: $522,000 ($97.24)
    Water Utilities: $348,000 ($64.83)
    Central Staff Services: $213,000 ($39.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $143,000 ($26.64)
    Housing & Community Development: $103,000 ($19.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $58,000 ($10.80)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($8.94)
    Fire Protection: $41,000 ($7.64)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($6.52)
    General Public Buildings: $32,000 ($5.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,000 ($1.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $119,000 ($22.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $281,000 ($52.35)
    Regular Highways: $255,000 ($47.50)
    Parks & Recreation: $158,000 ($29.43)
    Fire Protection: $39,000 ($7.27)
    Police Protection: $39,000 ($7.27)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($4.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,081,000 ($201.38)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($3.17)

Chestertown government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $484,000 ($90.16)
    Parking Facilities: $33,000 ($6.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($1.49)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $239,000 ($44.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $371,000 ($69.11)
    All Other: $74,000 ($13.79)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $160,000 ($29.81)
    General Revenue, NEC: $106,000 ($19.75)
    Property Sale Other: $26,000 ($4.84)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $479,000 ($89.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $302,000 ($56.26)
    Housing & Community Development: $128,000 ($23.85)
    All Other: $96,000 ($17.88)
  • Tax - Property: $996,000 ($185.54)
    NEC: $84,000 ($15.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $21,000 ($3.91)

Chestertown government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $824,000 ($153.50)
    Water Utilities: $421,000 ($78.43)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $920,000 ($171.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $900,000 ($167.66)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $801,000 ($149.22)
    Water Utilities: $389,000 ($72.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $23,000 ($4.28)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($5.96)
    Other, NEC: $19,000 ($3.54)

Chestertown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,175,000 ($218.89)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $801,000 ($149.22)

6.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Maryland average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Queen Anne's County, MD  1.18% ($30,068 average AGI)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.46% ($58,441)
from Cecil County, MD  0.36% ($42,741)


5.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Maryland average:

8.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Queen Anne's County, MD  0.86% ($33,672 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.42% ($41,548)
to Kent County, DE  0.38% ($32,464)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Chestertown, Maryland:
  • Fatal accident count: 42
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 52
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 20
  • Fatalities: 43
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 86
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maryland average:
  • Fatal accident count: 266
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 385
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 64
  • Fatalities: 286
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 689
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 93

See more detailed statistics of Chestertown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total costs: $2,978,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,171
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,053
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 16,985


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 233
  • Hazardous Condition: 63
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Chestertown


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chestertown, MD

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
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
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