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Population in 2010: 314. Population change since 2000: +13.8%
Males: 140  (44.8%)
Females: 174  (55.2%)

Median resident age:  24.3 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21719.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,113 (it was $30,625 in 2000)
Fort Ritchie:

$21,113
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,704

Fort Ritchie CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Median gross rent in 2012: $839.

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Fort Ritchie races chart
  • White alone - 277 (88.2%)
  • Black alone - 25 (8.0%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Ritchie: 100.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (31.4%), German (22.4%), United States (12.8%), Polish (7.6%), English (4.8%), Czech (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.98 square miles.

Population density: 321 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Ritchie:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Ritchie CDP:

  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 30.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 40.6%

13 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America).

This place:  4.7%
Maryland:  14.3%
Fort Ritchie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (19.7 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (54.3 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (126.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Highfield-Cascade, MD (0.9 miles ), Pen Mar, PA (1.1 miles ), Blue Ridge Summit, PA (1.4 miles ), Sabillasville, MD (1.5 miles ), Rouzerville, PA (1.6 miles ), Ringgold, MD (1.9 miles) , Wayne Heights, PA (2.0 miles ), Greensburg, MD (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.70 N, Longitude: 77.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Finance and insurance (33%)
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

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Average climate in Fort Ritchie, Maryland

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Tornado activity:

Fort Ritchie-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Fort Ritchie place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 tornado 23.9 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Ritchie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 93% 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 88.6 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 89.9 miles away from Fort Ritchie center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Fort Ritchie:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE WAYNESBORO (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WAYNESBORO HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 6 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • QUINCY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WAYNESBORO, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Fort Ritchie, MD

Heliports located in Fort Ritchie:

Amtrak station near Fort Ritchie:

  • 16 miles: HAGERSTOWN (GREYHOUND STA., 10527 SHARPSTOWN PK.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Ritchie:

  • Gettysburg College (about 17 miles; Gettysburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,517)
  • Frederick Community College (about 19 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 2,359)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 6,920)
  • Shepherd University (about 25 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • American Public University System (about 35 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 5,448)
  • Dickinson College (about 38 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Messiah College (about 41 miles; Grantham, PA; FT enrollment: 2,732)

Public elementary/middle school in Fort Ritchie:

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Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Royer (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.8. This is about average.
City:

33.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 44.9%
(38.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This place:  3.1 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.5%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  27.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Fort Ritchie compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fort Ritchie travel time to work - commute


Fort Ritchie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fort Ritchie CDP (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.74%
Here44.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristAssemblies of God
Adherents18.2%18.1%14.5%5.2%4.2%
Congregations13.9%4.8%10.7%5.9%3.2%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the BrethrenSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents4.0%3.8%3.5%3.4%25.1%
Congregations4.8%2.7%5.9%5.3%42.8%
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: 25
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Washington County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Washington County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 93
Washington County:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Maryland:

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

12.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

7.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,964 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Maryland average:

7.95%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.09%
Maryland average:

0.25%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Frederick County, MD  2.30% ($49,550 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.84% ($53,281)
from Franklin County, PA  0.47% ($34,733)


6.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Maryland average:

8.13%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.04%
Maryland average:

0.13%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Franklin County, PA  1.32% ($51,267 average AGI)
to Frederick County, MD  0.79% ($37,246)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.58% ($43,625)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Ritchie:

  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHGT (1380 AM; 1 kW; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMD (930 AM; 5 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXTR (820 AM; 4 kW; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Ritchie:

  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWMD (101.5 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAFY (103.1 FM; MIDDLETOWN, MD; Owner: FREDERICK BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WMTB-FM (89.9 FM; EMMITSBURG, MD; Owner: MOUNT SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE, INCORPORATED)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WZBT (91.1 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: GETTYSBURG COLLEGE)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Ritchie:

  • W51CY (Channel 51; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WFPT (Channel 62; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W52AS (Channel 52; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • PETER M CONNOLLY, Quirauk Mountain (Lat: 39.696389 Lon: -77.512500), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W. BRYN MAWR AVENUE, SUITE 700
  • Peter M Connolly, Quirauk Mountain (Lat: 39.696389 Lon: -77.512500), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW SUITE 100
  • Peter M Connolly, Quirauk Mountain (Lat: 39.696389 Lon: -77.512500), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnoll@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW SUITE 100
  • Quirauk Mountain (Lat: 39.696389 Lon: -77.512500), Type: 73.2, Overall height: 54.9 m
    Registrant: 2024675700, Linda.Hartman@koteen.Com, 1150 CONNECTICUT AVE STE 1000

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Site C Mount Quirauk (Lat: 39.686472 Lon: -77.512500), Call Sign: WNJA686, Licensee ID: L00001771
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.3400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 07/31/2021
    Registrant: State Of Maryland, 7755 Washington Blvd., Jessup, MD 20794, Phone: (410) 799-3466, Fax: (410) 799-3853, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Atop Mount Quirak On The Ft Ritchie Militry Reservation (Lat: 39.695917 Lon: -77.512750), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: WNEM311
    Assigned Frequencies: 2194.40 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/13/2000, Expiration Date: 12/06/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/20/2007
    Registrant: Phone: (717) 264-1633
  • QUIRAUK MT, Quirauk Mountain (Lat: 39.696389 Lon: -77.512500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: WQHJ231
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/10/2007, Expiration Date: 08/10/2017, Certifier: Jerry Flasher
    Registrant: County Of Franklin, 390 New York Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201, Phone: (717) 264-2813, Fax: (717) 267-2813, Email:
  • QUIRAUK MTN, Quirauk Mountain (Lat: 39.696389 Lon: -77.512500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: WLV268
    Assigned Frequencies: 6855.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$125,7451$156,3705$180,774
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$160,850
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$355,070
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$145,4201$159,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0101.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


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  • #20 (21719) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch West Indian first ancestries"
  • #28 (21719) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Guyanese first ancestries"
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