Dames Quarter, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 167. Population change since 2000: -11.2%
Males: 76  (45.7%)
Females: 91  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 21853

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,635 (it was $41,458 in 2000)
Dames Quarter:

$51,635
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $15,672 (it was $19,448 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $52,524 (it was $97,500 in 2000)
Dames Quarter:

$52,524
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $164,758; Detached houses: $163,391
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    • 13782.0%White alone
    • 169.6%Black alone
    • 74.2%Two or more races
    • 63.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dames Quarter: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (65.5%), German (17.2%), Italian (6.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 4 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Dames Quarter:

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 19.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dames Quarter CDP:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 20.1%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,300 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $576 (1.2%)

Dames Quarter satellite photo by USGS

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

Dames Quarter household income distribution Dames Quarter home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (48%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (29%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Public administration (67%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (29%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (67%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

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 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 116.3 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 149.3 miles away from Dames Quarter 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 330.8 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 149.0 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 121.6 miles away from Dames Quarter center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 113.5 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).
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)

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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

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 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 47.5%
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Maryland average:

12.6

Dames Quarter travel time to work - commute Dames Quarter mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dames Quarter 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:
Dames Quarter:

42.9%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

36.1%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

34.0
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

31.4%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dames Quarter:

18.5%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dames Quarter:

6.7
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

51.8%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Dames Quarter:

40.2%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Dames Quarter:

79.3%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dames Quarter, 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 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.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (42%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Dames Quarter compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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