Golden Beach, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 3,796. Population change since 2000: +42.4%
Males: 1,955  (51.5%)
Females: 1,841  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 20659.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $87,901 (it was $64,697 in 2000)
Golden Beach:

$87,901
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,089 (it was $21,625 in 2000)

Golden Beach CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $293,395 (it was $143,100 in 2000)
Golden Beach:

$293,395
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $370,939; Detached houses: $370,939

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,616.

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Golden Beach races chart
  • White alone - 3,433 (88.8%)
  • Hispanic - 108 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 101 (2.6%)
  • Asian alone - 81 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 62 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 35 (0.9%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Golden Beach: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (16.5%), German (15.4%), Irish (13.8%), United States (13.2%), Italian (5.1%), Polish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 12 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,463 people per square mile   (low).

Golden Beach,MD real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Golden Beach:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 45.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Golden Beach CDP:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 2.2%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

10 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.2%
Maryland:  14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,970 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,289 (0.6%)

Golden Beach satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Alexandria, VA (30.5 miles , pop. 128,283).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (34.1 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (133.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Benedict, MD (1.2 miles ), Mechanicsville, MD (2.1 miles ), Charlotte Hall, MD (2.2 miles ), Eagle Harbor, MD (2.3 miles) , Hughesville, MD (2.4 miles ), Prince Frederick, MD (2.6 miles ), Aquasco, MD (2.6 miles ), Broomes Island, MD (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 38.49 N, Longitude: 76.69 W

Golden Beach household income distribution Golden Beach home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Maryland:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)

Work and jobs in Golden Beach: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Golden Beach, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Golden Beach-area historical tornado activity is near Maryland state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Golden Beach place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the place center caused $150,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Golden Beach-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% 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 91.0 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 131.9 miles away from Golden Beach 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 285.7 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 132.2 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 90.8 miles away from Golden Beach center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Golden Beach topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Golden Beach:

  • CHARLOTTE HALL VETERANS HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHARLOTTE HALL, MD)
  • IDF - CALVERT CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD)
  • RENAL CAREPARTNERS - PRINCE FREDERICK (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD)
  • CALVERT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD)
  • CALVERT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD)
  • CALVERT COUNTY NURSING CTR. (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD)
  • CHESAPEAKE POTOMAC HHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; HUGHESVILLE, MD)

Operable nuclear power plants near Golden Beach:

  • 17 miles: Calvert Cliffs 1 and 2 in Lusby, MD.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Golden Beach:

  • College of Southern Maryland (about 18 miles; La Plata, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,775)
  • Strayer University-Maryland (about 27 miles; Suitland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,748)
  • Prince George's Community College (about 29 miles; Largo, MD; FT enrollment: 8,537)
  • Strayer University-Global Region (about 35 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 2,613)
  • George Washington University (about 35 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 18,928)
  • Howard University (about 35 miles; Washington, DC; FT enrollment: 7,838)
  • Strayer University-Virginia (about 35 miles; Arlington, VA; FT enrollment: 7,005)

Public elementary/middle schools in Golden Beach:

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Notable location: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Company 22 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Locks Swamp Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

St. Mary's 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 2012 was 82.2. This is about average.

City:

82.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 14.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

6.6

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.85. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.85
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.3%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.2%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Golden Beach compared to Maryland state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Golden Beach travel time to work - commute Golden Beach mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Golden Beach CDP (based on St. Mary's County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 28.22%
Here: 28.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents53.3%12.0%9.5%7.5%2.7%
Congregations24.6%18.0%4.9%11.5%3.3%
NameLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order AmishOther
Adherents2.6%1.9%1.7%1.4%7.3%
Congregations3.3%3.3%1.6%8.2%21.3%
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: 16
St. Mary's County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
St. Mary's County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
St. Mary's County:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 56
Here:

5.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
St. Mary's County:

28.9%
Maryland:

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

16.8%
State:

15.5%

Strongest AM radio stations in Golden Beach:

  • 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.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WPTX (1690 AM; 10 kW; LEXINGTON PARK, MD; Owner: SOMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WKDL (730 AM; 8 kW; ALEXANDRIA, VA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ALEXANDRIA LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WUST (1120 AM; daytime; 20 kW; WASHINGTON, DC)
  • 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 Golden Beach:

  • WSMD-FM (98.3 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, MD; Owner: SOMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZZ (104.1 FM; WALDORF, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WKIK-FM (102.9 FM; CALIFORNIA, MD; Owner: SOMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBZS-FM (92.7 FM; PRINCE FREDERICK, MD; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF PRINCE FREDERICK LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMDM-FM (97.7 FM; LEXINGTON PARK, MD; Owner: SOMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGRQ (95.9 FM; COLONIAL BEACH, VA; Owner: TELEMEDIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC-FM (95.5 FM; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MARYLAND)
  • WRQX (107.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WMAL, INC.)
  • WHUR-FM (96.3 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY)
  • WASH (97.1 FM; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHFS (99.1 FM; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Golden Beach:

  • WIAV-LP (Channel 58; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: ASIAVISION, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W52AX (Channel 52; LEONARDTOWN, MD; Owner: SATELLITE VIDEO BROADCASTING)
  • WBDC-TV (Channel 50; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: WBDC BROADCASTING, INC.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Golden Beach on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
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