Galestown, Maryland

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Population in 2014: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +35.6%
Males: 49  (36.3%)
Females: 88  (63.7%)
Median resident age:  32.9 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 21659

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,032 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Galestown:

$42,032
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,387 (it was $18,828 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $192,447 (it was $70,000 in 2000)
Galestown:

$192,447
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $251,186; Detached houses: $253,779

Median gross rent in 2016: $769.

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    • 11684.1%White alone
    • 1913.8%Black alone
    • 21.4%Two or more races
    • 10.7%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Galestown: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (70.9%), Irish (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1951

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 647 people per square mile   (low).

Galestown, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Galestown:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Galestown town:

  • Never married: 44.2%
  • Now married: 20.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 16.8%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:

8.9%
Maryland:

14.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Galestown town:  1.0% ($700)
Maryland:  1.2% ($1,782)

Galestown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (61.9 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (70.6 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (103.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Sharptown, MD (1.3 miles ), District 10, Sharptown, MD (1.5 miles ), Eldorado, MD (2.0 miles) , Brookview, MD (2.1 miles) , Bethel, DE (2.3 miles) , Blades, DE (2.7 miles ), Seaford, DE (2.8 miles ), Mardela Springs, MD (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 38.57 N, Longitude: 75.72 W

Galestown household income distribution Galestown home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-17.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (35%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Retail trade (42%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (35%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (30%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (58%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Galestown, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Galestown-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.0 miles away from the Galestown town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.9 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Galestown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 87% 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 123.2 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 137.0 miles away from Galestown 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 122.8 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 319.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 293.1 miles away from Galestown center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 379.3 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 Dorchester County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Galestown topographic map

Birthplace of: Homer Smoot - MLB player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Galestown:

  • NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • LOFLAND PARK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • METHODIST MANOR HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • SEAFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • DELMAR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DELMAR, DE)
  • DEERS HEAD CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • ANCHORAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Galestown:

  • Salisbury University (about 17 miles; Salisbury, MD; Full-time enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 18 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 19 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 25 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 44 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 45 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 51 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

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Church in Galestown: Galestown United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Galestown Millpond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dorchester 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.2. This is about average.

City:

79.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.681. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.681
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.2%
(21.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.3%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Maryland average:

12.6

Galestown travel time to work - commute Galestown mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Galestown town (based on Dorchester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,16047
Evangelical Protestant3,46031
Catholic1,2173
Black Protestant7203
Other3392
None20,722-
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: 7
Dorchester County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Dorchester County:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.5%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Dorchester County:

31.5%
Maryland:

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

15.0%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

40.4%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.0%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Galestown:

29.3
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.1%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.9%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Galestown:

7.0
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

42.4%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Galestown:

57.8%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Galestown:

85.6%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Galestown, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$85
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$0
Totals for Government 0$0 6$85

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($58.39)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($14.60)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($14.60)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.30)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($65.69)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($21.90)
    All Other: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($7.30)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($80.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,000 ($80.29)

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Talbot County, MD  1.07% ($29,851 average AGI)
from Caroline County, MD  0.71% ($29,618)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.45% ($22,696)


5.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
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 Talbot County, MD  0.86% ($35,102 average AGI)
to Caroline County, MD  0.70% ($27,239)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.64% ($29,988)

Strongest AM radio stations in Galestown:

  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WJWK (1280 AM; 1 kW; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Galestown:

  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WINX-FM (94.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: CWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • W204AY (88.7 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WSBY-FM (98.9 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDIH (90.3 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/C FOUNDATION)
  • WCEM-FM (106.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING L.C.)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WXMD (92.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Galestown:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • 1,000Total average daily traffic
  • 50Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,200Total future (year 2010) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Electricity (39%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

Galestown compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly 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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