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Population in 2010: 276. Population change since 2000: -24.2%
Males: 144  (52.3%)
Females: 132  (47.7%)

Median resident age:  58.0 years
Maryland median age:  34.4 years

Zip codes: 21824, 21866.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,237 (it was $26,324 in 2000)
Smith Island:

$32,237
MD:

$71,122
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,347

Smith Island CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,986 (it was $55,800 in 2000)
Smith Island:

$138,986
MD:

$279,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,915; Detached houses: $166,868; Mobile homes: $50,000
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  • White alone - 265 (96.0%)
  • Black alone - 6 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.4%)

Races in Smith Island detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Smith Island: 95.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Smith Island, Maryland on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Smith Island is mentioned 34 times on our forum:
Pros and Cons of Maryland  (139 replies)
Maryland a southern state  (1216 replies)
Is the eastern shore of Maryland part of the southern U.S. culturally?  (25 replies)
"Southern Marylandisms"  (8 replies)
Your top 5 cities/towns that YOU like in Maryland?  (73 replies)
do Maryland residents consider themselves as "Southerners?"  (337 replies)

Ancestries: English (28.6%), Welsh (14.3%), United States (11.3%), Swedish (4.9%), German (3.9%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.45 square miles.

Population density: 62 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Smith Island:

  • High school or higher: 63.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 17.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smith Island CDP:

  • Never married: 10.7%
  • Now married: 78.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.7%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

8 residents are foreign born (2.2% Europe).

This place:  2.2%
Maryland:  14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $794 (0.5%)

Smith Island satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Newport News, VA (67.1 miles , pop. 180,150).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (76.0 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (148.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Crisfield, MD (3.1 miles ), Tangier, VA (3.2 miles ), Frenchtown-Rumbly, MD (3.4 miles) , Deal Island, MD (3.7 miles ), Chance, MD (3.9 miles ), Fairmount, MD (3.9 miles ), Dames Quarter, MD (3.9 miles) , Saxis, VA (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 37.97 N, Longitude: 76.02 W

Area code: 410

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
Maryland:

7.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (65%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (16%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Information (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (42%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Mathematical science occupations (6%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (6%)
  • Plant and system operators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (26%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)

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Tornado activity:

Smith Island-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.9 miles away from the Smith Island 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 28.6 miles away from the place center caused $150,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Snowfall: 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 Smith Island:

  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • ALICE BYRD TAWES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Smith Island:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 25 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,829)
  • Salisbury University (about 35 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 7,211)
  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 61 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 2,382)
  • College of William and Mary (about 62 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,397)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 67 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 3,554)
  • College of Southern Maryland (about 68 miles; La Plata, MD; FT enrollment: 3,595)
  • Hampton University (about 68 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,789)

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Notable locations in Smith Island: Wading Place (A), Tylerton Fire Department Station 7 (B), Ewell Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Smith Island include: Calvary Church (A), Ewell United Methodist Church (B), Union United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Great Pond (A). 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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.5%

Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.0%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Smith Island, MD

Smith Island compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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 significantly 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


Smith Island travel time to work - commute


Smith Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (50%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • No fuel used (9%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Smith Island CDP (based on Somerset County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.62%
Here29.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents59.8%12.6%10.9%2.8%2.6%
Congregations67.2%8.6%3.4%5.2%3.4%
NameMennonite Church USAAssemblies of God The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents2.4%2.2%2.0%1.3%3.2%
Congregations1.7%1.7%1.7%1.7%5.2%
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: 4
Somerset County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This 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:
Here:

17.4%
State:

15.5%

7.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,727 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Maryland average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wicomico County, MD  2.70% ($31,423 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MD  0.85% ($33,317)
from Accomack County, VA  0.28% ($34,476)


6.70% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,338 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
Maryland average:

8.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wicomico County, MD  2.84% ($30,218 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.58% ($40,767)
to Sussex County, DE  0.24% ($33,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Smith Island:

  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WESR (1330 AM; 5 kW; ONLEY-ONANCOCK, VA; Owner: EASTERN SHORE RADIO, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WPTX (1690 AM; 10 kW; LEXINGTON PARK, MD; Owner: SOMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Smith Island:

  • WBEY (96.9 FM; CRISFIELD, MD; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLC (102.5 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: MARANATHA, INC.)
  • WXMD (92.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WNDJ (104.9 FM; WHITE STONE, VA; Owner: WINDMILL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVES (99.3 FM; ACCOMAC, VA; Owner: CHINCOTEAGUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKHI (107.5 FM; FRUITLAND, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Smith Island:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WPMC-CA (Channel 36; MAPPSVILLE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Dan Gonzalez, Near Ewell, Md. (Lat: 37.995833 Lon: -76.032139), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 9727184599, Dan.Gonzalez@verizon.Com
  • Alan A Hunter, Near Ewell, Md. (Lat: 37.995833 Lon: -76.032139), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 9727181058, Alan.A.Hunter@verizon.Com
  • Dan Gonzalez, Near Ewell, Md. (Lat: 37.995833 Lon: -76.032139), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 9727184599, Dan.Gonzalez@verizon.Com
  • Dan Gonzalez, Near Ewell, Md. (Lat: 37.995833 Lon: -76.032139), Type: 38.7, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 9727184599, Dan.Gonzalez@verizon.Com
  • April Yalenezian, Near Ewell, Md. (Lat: 37.995833 Lon: -76.032139), Type: 38.7, Structure height: 24039 m, Overall height: 36.5 m
    Registrant: 6177331049, April.L.Yalenezian@verizon.Com, SHAWMUT AVE AND NASH, 02 FLOOR

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • SMITH ISLE, Near Ewell, Md. (Lat: 37.995833 Lon: -76.032139), Type: Mast, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 38.7 m, Call Sign: KGO35
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: William H Johnson
    Registrant: Verizon Maryland LLC, Shawmut Ave And Nash, 02 Floor, New Bedford, MA 02746, Phone: (617) 733-1049, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:


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