Dames Quarter, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 167.
Population change since 2000: -11.2%
Males: 96  (58.0%)
Females: 71  (42.0%)
Median resident age:

72.6 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years

Zip code: 21853

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,675 (it was $41,458 in 2000)
Dames Quarter:

$38,675
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,934 (it was $19,448 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $213,675 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Dames Quarter:

$213,675
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $184,304; detached houses: $182,511
March 2019 cost of living index in Dames Quarter: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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Ancestries: English (50.0%), German (50.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 4 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

Dames Quarter, Maryland map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Dames Quarter CDP:

1.1% ($1,114)
Maryland:

1.2% ($1,782)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (71.0 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (78.8 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (132.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Chance, MD (1.3 miles ),
Deal Island, MD (1.6 miles ),
Waterview, MD (2.2 miles),
Nanticoke Acres, MD (2.4 miles),
Frenchtown-Rumbly, MD (2.6 miles),
Nanticoke, MD (2.6 miles ),
Jesterville, MD (2.8 miles),
Mount Vernon, MD (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.17 N, Longitude: 75.91 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 410

Distribution of median household income in Dames Quarter, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dames Quarter, MD in 2019

Dames Quarter satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.9%
Maryland:

6.6%

Average climate in Dames Quarter, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dames Quarter-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Dames Quarter place center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.5 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dames Quarter-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 112.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.3 miles away from Dames Quarter center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 116.3 miles away from Dames Quarter center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from Dames Quarter 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 149.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/15/2019 at 23:30:48, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Dames Quarter:

  • FMC - PRINCESS ANNE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • SOMERSET CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • ALICE BYRD TAWES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dames Quarter:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 13 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,902)
  • Salisbury University (about 21 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 26 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 46 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 64 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • College of Southern Maryland (about 66 miles; La Plata, MD; FT enrollment: 5,775)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 69 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Dames Quarter include: Macedonia United Methodist Church (A), Somerset Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Dames Quarter Marsh (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Sound Creek (A), Moores Gut (B), Long Gut (C), Little Sound Creek (D), Letter Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Dames Quarter: Deal Island State Wildlife Management Area (1). 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
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.8%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.9%
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

For population 15 years and over in Dames Quarter:

Marital status in Dames Quarter, MD
  • Never married: 10.2%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 42.7%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Dames Quarter:

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

28.3
Maryland average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dames Quarter, MD (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.6%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

35.4%
State:

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

17.4%
Maryland:

15.5%

6.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
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 Wicomico County, MD  2.57% ($31,346 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MD  0.63% ($26,500)
from Sussex County, DE  0.36% ($25,769)


6.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Maryland average:

7.35%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wicomico County, MD  3.26% ($33,435 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.42% ($29,935)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dames Quarter:

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

Strongest FM radio stations in Dames Quarter:

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

TV broadcast stations around Dames Quarter:

  • 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.)

Dames Quarter fatal accident list:

Oct 10, 2002 09:05 PM, Sr-363, Lat: 38.178540, Lon: -75.923817, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 2, 2001 01:00 AM, Sr-363, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.2mTotal length
  • 4,666Total average daily traffic
  • 371Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,374Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC3GYB, Licensee ID: L02019019, Grant Date: 04/18/2016, Expiration Date: 04/18/2026, Cancellation Date: 05/02/2017, Certifier: Ronald E Schilling, Registrant: Ronald S Schilling, 11413 Hodson White Road, Dames Quarter, MD 21821
  • Call Sign: K3RSS, Previous Call Sign: KC3GYB, Licensee ID: L02019019, Grant Date: 05/02/2017, Expiration Date: 05/02/2027, Certifier: Ronald S Schilling, Registrant: Ronald S Schilling, 11413 Hodson White Road, Dames Quarter, MD 21821

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dames Quarter, MD
  • 29.7%Electricity
  • 24.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.5%Wood
  • 10.8%Other fuel


Dames Quarter compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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