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Charles County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2014: 154,747 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 120,546 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34,658
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,659
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 32,567
Renter-occupied apartments: 10,897 (it was 9,101 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 461 sq. mi.

Water area: 182.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 336 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Charles County: 132.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.6%), Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Construction (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Charles County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (48.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (40.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • Asian alone (2.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 74,770  (48.3%)
Females: 79,977  (51.7%)

Charles County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Charles County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $88,797 ($62,199 in 1999)

This county:

$88797
Maryland:

$72483

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,208 (lower quartile is $794, upper quartile is $1,632)
This county:

$1208
State:

$1072


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $273,800 (it was $153,500 in 2000)
Charles:

$273,800
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $205,600 - $366,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $330,973
Here:

$330,973
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $196,829
Here:

$196,829
State:

$224,239

In 2-unit structures: $172,876
Here:

$172,876
State:

$219,378

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $203,699
Here:

$203,699
State:

$176,954

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $180,373
Here:

$180,373
State:

$211,194

Mobile homes: $43,565
Here:

$43,565
State:

$63,596

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $804,263
Here:

$804,263
State:

$2,069,026
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,007
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $577

Institutionalized population: 987

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 35
  • Robberies: 188
  • Assaults: 488
  • Burglaries: 636
  • Thefts: 2785
  • Auto thefts: 603

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 32
  • Robberies: 158
  • Assaults: 517
  • Burglaries: 759
  • Thefts: 2764
  • Auto thefts: 494
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Health of residents in Charles County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
74.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
81.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
74.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 165 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1143 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2001: 1368 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2002: 1404 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2003: 1152 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2004: 1000 buildings, average cost: $187,600
  • 2005: 931 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2006: 1146 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2007: 671 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2008: 435 buildings, average cost: $239,300
  • 2009: 558 buildings, average cost: $245,800
  • 2010: 576 buildings, average cost: $228,500
  • 2011: 585 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2012: 671 buildings, average cost: $212,600
  • 2013: 742 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2014: 790 buildings, average cost: $239,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,327 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,205 (1.2%)

Charles County household income distribution in 2009 Charles County home values distribution Charles County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Black residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.5% for American Indian residents, 3.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.4% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
Charles County:

8.0%
Maryland:

10.1%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.4% for Black residents, 10.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.8% for American Indian residents, 3.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 15.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 39 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Charles County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: St. Charles, Waldorf, District 8, Bryantown, Bennsville, La Plata, Bryans Road, Indian Head, Hughesville, Cobb Island, Potomac Heights.

Charles County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Charles County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Charles County: Wrights Landing (A), Ant Bar (B), Fork Landing (C), Environmental Center (D), Bestpitch Ferry (E), Between the Dams (F), Cabin Creek (G), Church Creek Fire Tower (H), Beulah Landfill (I), Drawbridge (J), Eagle Hall (K), Mother Hen Farms (L), Cambridge Country Club (M), Ennalls Wharf (N), Twin Cities Wastewater Treatment Plant (O), Hurts Wharf (P), Lot Lane (Q), New Bridge (R), Old Field (S), Out Back (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charles County include: Wesley Church (A), Antioch Church (B), Beckwith Church (C), Bethany United Methodist Church (D), Chateau Church (E), Cokesbury Church (F), Friendship Church (G), Hard Shell Church (H), Hawkeye Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Scotts Chapel Cemetery (1), Insley Cemetery (2), Salem Cemetery (3), Saint Pauls Cemetery (4), Trinity Cemetery (5), Gootee Cemetery (6), Saint Mary Star of the Sea Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Hog Rooting Pond (A), Cattail Pond (B), Lans Pond (C), Blackwater Pond (D), Island Pond (E), Round Pond (F), Raymond Pond (G), Wolfpit Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Marshyhope Creek (A), Bachelor Creek (B), Back Creek (C), Backgarden Creek (D), Beard Creek (E), Becky Taylor Branch (F), Birch Dam Creek (G), Blinkhorn Creek (H), Blue Point Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Charles County include: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (1), Le Compte Wildlife Management Area (2), Fishing Bay Wildlife Management Area (3), Taylors Island Wildlife Management Area (4), Christ Rock Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Cedar Grove Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Boone County, Kentucky , Pendleton County, West Virginia , Henry County, Missouri , St. Charles County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,299
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,470 (58% naturalized citizens)

Charles County:

2.9%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 467
  • 1990 to 1994: 542
  • 1985 to 1989: 475
  • 1980 to 1984: 393
  • 1975 to 1979: 399
  • 1970 to 1974: 321
  • 1970 to 1974: 288
  • 1965 to 1969: 585

Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.2%

Charles County marital status for males Charles County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,204
  • One, attached: 7,856
  • Two: 195
  • 3 or 4: 831
  • 5 to 9: 1,319
  • 10 to 19: 519
  • 20 or more: 1,069
  • Mobile homes: 881
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 29

Housing units in Charles County with a mortgage: 25,492 (3,234 second mortgage, 3,242 home equity loan, 82 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,211

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Charles County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic26,14612
Evangelical Protestant18,32372
Mainline Protestant6,59328
Other1,5127
Black Protestant1,4899
Orthodox1001
None92,388-
Charles County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Charles County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Charles County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 67
This county:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Charles County:

9.2%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Charles County:

31.9%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Charles County:

Average size of farms: 125 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,272
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $208.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 20.40%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,049
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.82%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,723
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.61%
Corn for grain: 5021 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2972 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10760 harvested acres
Vegetables: 335 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 40 acres

Tornado activity:

Charles County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 15925570.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/8/1984, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charles County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% 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 82.2 miles away from Charles County 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 134.7 miles away from the county 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 273.9 miles away from the county 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 135.1 miles away from the county 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 80.0 miles away from Charles County center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MarylandSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1910): May 6, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MarylandSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1875): February 19, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1875, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MarylandHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3251): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1492): September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 23, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3179): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3179, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • MarylandTornado, Incident Period: April 28, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1409): May 1, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1409, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • MarylandWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1324): April 10, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1324, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MarylandHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 20, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1303): September 24, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1303, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MarylandBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1081): January 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1081, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • MarylandIce Storms, Severe Storm, Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 18, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1016): March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1016, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Charles County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Korea (10%)
  • Philippines (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Charles County (%):

  • German (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Charles County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 47,794 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 9,820 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,369 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 65 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 37 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 49 (0%)
  • Walked: 527 (1%)
  • Other means: 342 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,666 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Charles County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 398 people in nursing homes
  • 397 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 174 people in state prisons
  • 106 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 79 people in religious group quarters
  • 66 people in other group homes
  • 36 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Charles County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 418 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 380 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 174 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 157 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 120 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 60 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $75,113.

7.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.18% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,150 average AGI)
Charles County:

0.18%
Maryland average:

0.09%

4.02% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($27,242 average AGI)
3.13% relocated from other states ($21,649 average AGI)
Charles County:

3.13%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prince George's County, MD  2.54% ($49,686 average AGI)
from St. Mary's County, MD  0.54% ($46,585)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.28% ($51,622)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.25% ($55,979)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.21% ($64,532)
from Calvert County, MD  0.21% ($51,221)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.14% ($51,481)


6.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,355 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,173 average AGI)
Charles County:

0.13%
Maryland average:

0.11%

3.23% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($23,031 average AGI)
3.37% relocated to other states ($27,151 average AGI)
Charles County:

3.37%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.72% ($45,990 average AGI)
to St. Mary's County, MD  0.52% ($49,657)
to Calvert County, MD  0.24% ($57,086)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.23% ($56,015)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.21% ($61,667)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.21% ($33,008)
to Montgomery County, MD  0.16% ($47,101)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Charles County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Charles County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Charles County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Charles County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Charles County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,522 (11,290 aged, 2,232 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,830 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Charles County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (969)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (760)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (602)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (578)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (448)
  • Unspecified dementia (352)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (336)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (323)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (302)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (275)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.74
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5597.650
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 77.32
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25646.69

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1342.010
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 622.380
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25.21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.3
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.85
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 36.0
  • Other - 16.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 60.1
  • Other - 41.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 145,146
  • In family households: 129,218 (25,516 male householders, 13,098 female householders)
    27,772 spouses, 47,719 children (43,895 natural, 1,076 adopted, 2,748 stepchildren), 4,334 grandchildren, 1,551 brothers or sisters, 1,562 parents, 2,408 other relatives, 3,977 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 15,928 (5,834 male householders (4,425 living alone)), 6,766 female householders (5,693 living alone)), 3,328 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,405 (987 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 13,580 2-persons, 9,735 3-persons, 8,350 4-persons, 4,224 5-persons, 1,658 6-persons, 1,067 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,118 1-person, 1,974 2-persons, 307 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 61 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

22,792 married couples with children.
8,153 single-parent households (1,804 men, 6,349 women).

94.9% of residents of Charles County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $814,914,000 ($6001 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $274,418,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $382,184,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $89,146,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,379,000
Federal grants: $82,750,000
Federal procurement contracts: $94,454,000 ($72,475,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $162,000,000 ($129,634,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,104,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $464,677,000
Federal Government insurance: $69,965,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,668
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,345
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +410
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +12,691
Here:

+91 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Charles County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.48 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,602
  • 2000 to 2004: 12,552
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,726
  • 1980 to 1989: 11,198
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,611
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,395
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,216
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,517
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,957
Rooms in houses/apartments in Charles County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 145
  • 3 rooms: 606
  • 4 rooms: 984
  • 5 rooms: 3,660
  • 6 rooms: 6,217
  • 7 rooms: 6,345
  • 8 rooms: 6,567
  • 9+ rooms: 8,043
  • 1 room: 216
  • 2 rooms: 497
  • 3 rooms: 1,348
  • 4 rooms: 1,609
  • 5 rooms: 2,119
  • 6 rooms: 1,652
  • 7 rooms: 752
  • 8 rooms: 516
  • 9+ rooms: 392
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Charles County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 570
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,493
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,723
  • 4 bedrooms: 11,165
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,605
  • no bedroom: 246
  • 1 bedroom: 1,631
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,785
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,346
  • 4 bedrooms: 858
  • 5+ bedrooms: 235
Cars and other vehicles available in Charles County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 867
  • 1 vehicle: 6,526
  • 2 vehicles: 14,592
  • 3 vehicles: 7,234
  • 4 vehicles: 2,407
  • 5+ vehicles: 941
  • no vehicle: 1,108
  • 1 vehicle: 3,768
  • 2 vehicles: 3,144
  • 3 vehicles: 797
  • 4 vehicles: 192
  • 5+ vehicles: 92

57% of Charles County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Maryland.

Charles County:

56.6%
State average:

57.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 49849
  • Northeast: 12067
  • Midwest: 5754
  • South: 43429
  • West: 4116

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $136,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Charles County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31.1%)
  • Utility gas (17.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Electricity (63.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17.4%)
  • Utility gas (13.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Wood (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,493
Here:

15.2%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 664
Here:

8.5%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 755
Here:

14.7%
Maryland:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Charles County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $49,463,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,049,000
    Regular Highways: $16,551,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,747,000
    Health - Other: $984,000
    Parks and Recreation: $904,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $250,134,000
    Other Higher Education: $47,467,000
    Police Protection: $34,984,000
    General - Other: $18,262,000
    Sewerage: $11,317,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,846,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,309,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,035,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,771,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,052,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,458,000
    Financial Administration: $5,320,000
    Regular Highways: $4,774,000
    Health - Other: $3,980,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,389,000
    Water Utilities: $3,381,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,608,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,525,000
    Libraries: $1,826,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $858,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $604,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,226,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,760,000
    General - Other: $1,140,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,575,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,242,000
    General - Other: $3,616,000
    Police Protection: $1,035,000
    Other Higher Education: $592,000
    Regular Highways: $106,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $267,070,000

Charles County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $22,298,000
    Sewerage: $16,270,000
    All Other: $10,896,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $7,550,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,633,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,944,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,172,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $977,000
    Regular Highways: $95,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,767,000
    Education: $4,771,000
    All Other: $4,491,000
    Public Welfare: $2,166,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,460,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,515,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,066,000
    Rents: $479,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,381,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $141,652,000
    Highways: $8,886,000
    All Other: $6,700,000
    Public Welfare: $3,134,000
    General Local Government Support: $576,000
    Housing and Community Development: $75,000
  • Tax - Property: $143,046,000
    Individual Income: $79,175,000
    NEC: $36,764,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,601,000

Charles County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $276,052,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $236,865,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $61,722,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,536,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,684,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,998,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $686,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $70,000
    Beginning: $66,000

Charles County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $195,900,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,838,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,596
  • Number of aged recipients: 177
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,419
  • Number of recipients under 18: 225
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,023
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 348
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 480
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 730
Charles County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Charles County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,316$284,009302$244,2583,981$258,163220$103,2273$2,333,333170$209,5475$61,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED46$304,71720$256,300367$268,55626$40,6150$015$206,4671$63,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED195$289,00569$185,8701,636$285,557201$59,4730$084$200,41720$56,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN220$292,89156$229,7321,163$280,06252$119,9621$374,00052$205,0965$169,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS29$238,5869$191,222291$273,23712$107,7500$020$295,1001$23,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$281,05444$315,0230$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$340,35027$320,7781$322,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$166,00011$327,5450$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$271,0009$273,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$149,0003$415,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Charles County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary47176.8 years
James36470.5 years
John35171.1 years
William33472.4 years
Joseph24271.3 years
Robert22070.2 years
Charles19869.0 years
George17371.8 years
Margaret15577.9 years
Dorothy15376.0 years
Most common last names in Charles County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12672.0 years
Thompson10970.7 years
Brown10170.4 years
Smith9173.3 years
Proctor7866.0 years
Jones7773.5 years
Thomas7274.9 years
Davis6074.1 years
Williams6067.0 years
Jenkins5873.8 years
Businesses in Charles County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Macy's1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets7
Applebee's2McDonald's5
Arby's1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity2
Avenue1New York & Co1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike13
Bath & Body Works2Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster2Outback1
Burger King3Outback Steakhouse1
CVS6Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panda Express1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A3Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless2
Chipotle1Penske1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Clarion1Pizza Hut3
Cold Stone Creamery1Popeyes2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza2Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Safeway3
Dressbarn1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts1Sephora1
Express1Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear2Spencer Gifts1
FedEx12Sprint Nextel1
Finish Line1Starbucks7
Foot Locker1Subway7
Ford1Super 82
Forever 211T-Mobile5
GNC2T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop4T.J.Maxx1
Giant2Taco Bell2
H&M1Target2
H&R Block2Torrid1
Hilton2Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul5
IHOP1UPS11
JCPenney1Value City Furniture1
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Vons3
Kohl's1Walgreens3
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Bryant1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture1Wet Seal2
LensCrafters1World Gym2

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  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"