Smith Island, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 276. Population change since 2000: -24.2%
Males: 143  (52.1%)
Females: 133  (47.9%)
Median resident age:  58.3 years
Maryland median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 21824, 21866.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,077 (it was $26,324 in 2000)
Smith Island:

$29,077
MD:

$72,483

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,505 (it was $23,996 in 2000)

Smith Island CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $90,943 (it was $55,800 in 2000)
Smith Island:

$90,943
MD:

$280,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $122,661; Detached houses: $133,066; Mobile homes: $53,235
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  • Races in Smith Island, MD (2010)

    Smith Island races chart
    • 26596.0%White alone
    • 62.2%Black alone
    • 20.7%Asian alone
    • 20.7%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Smith Island: 94.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.0%), United States (22.3%), Welsh (10.9%), Swedish (5.1%), German (4.0%), Dutch (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 4.45 square miles.

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

Smith Island,MD real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Smith Island:

  • High school or higher: 62.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Smith Island CDP:

  • Never married: 0.0%
  • Now married: 80.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $722 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,140 (1.0%)

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

Smith Island household income distribution Smith Island home values distribution

Smith Island tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.4%
Maryland:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (76%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (65%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (48%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Smith Island: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Smith Island, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Smith Island-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 46% 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.

Earthquake activity:

Smith Island-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 106.1 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 163.3 miles away from Smith Island 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 336.8 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 163.1 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 112.9 miles away from Smith Island center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 104.5 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 (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Smith Island topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Smith Island:

  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (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: 3,902)
  • Salisbury University (about 35 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 40 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 61 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • College of William and Mary (about 62 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 67 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • College of Southern Maryland (about 68 miles; La Plata, MD; FT enrollment: 5,775)

Public elementary/middle school in Smith Island:

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2003 was 22.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.9%
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

Smith Island compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Maryland average:

12.6

Smith Island travel time to work - commute Smith Island mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (39%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)
  • No fuel used (13%)
  • Coal or coke (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Smith Island 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%

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 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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $592,000Total costs
  • 86Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 118Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • 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:

1
  • 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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