Chance, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 353.
Population change since 2000: -6.4%
Males: 154  (43.8%)
Females: 199  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

58.2 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years

Zip codes: 21821.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,759 (it was $34,531 in 2000)
Chance:

$52,759
MD:

$80,776

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,503 (it was $15,706 in 2000)

Chance CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $198,883 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Chance:

$198,883
MD:

$312,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $154,335; detached houses: $169,575; mobile homes: $65,887

Median gross rent in 2017: $830.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chance: 91.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.3%
(6.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.8% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Chance, MD (2010)
    • 27979.0%White alone
    • 6518.4%Black alone
    • 30.8%Other race alone
    • 20.6%Asian alone
    • 20.6%Hispanic
    • 10.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: English (20.9%), American (8.5%), African (5.7%), Irish (4.3%), German (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 1.73 square miles.

Population density: 204 people per square mile   (very low).

Chance, Maryland map

16 residents are foreign born (3.8% Latin America, 2.3% Europe).

This place:

6.0%
Maryland:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Chance CDP:

0.9% ($779)
Maryland:

1.2% ($1,782)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (69.8 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (77.3 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (133.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Deal Island, MD (1.3 miles ),
Dames Quarter, MD (1.3 miles),
Waterview, MD (2.3 miles),
Nanticoke Acres, MD (2.4 miles),
Nanticoke, MD (2.6 miles ),
Frenchtown-Rumbly, MD (2.8 miles),
Jesterville, MD (2.8 miles),
Mount Vernon, MD (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 38.18 N, Longitude: 75.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 410

Distribution of median household income in Chance, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chance, MD in 2017
Chance satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.5%
Maryland:

3.9%
Most common industries in Chance, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (27.4%)
  • Public administration (16.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.3%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (6.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (23.6%)
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers (14.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (14.5%)
  • Machinery (12.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (12.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (49.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (13.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.6%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (7.2%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Food (0.0%)
Most common occupations in Chance, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (6.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (27.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (14.5%)
  • Carpenters (14.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (12.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.7%)
  • Top executives (10.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (7.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (20.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (20.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (11.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (11.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)

Average climate in Chance, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chance-area historical tornado activity is below Maryland state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.6 miles away from the Chance place center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chance-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 114.7 miles away from Chance 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 149.0 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 329.4 miles away from Chance 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 148.8 miles away from Chance 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 119.9 miles away from Chance center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 111.8 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chance topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chance:

  • FMC - PRINCESS ANNE (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • SOMERSET CNTY HLTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; PRINCESS ANNE, MD)
  • EDWARD MCCREADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)
  • ALICE BYRD TAWES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CRISFIELD, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chance:

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 14 miles; Princess Anne, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,902)
  • Salisbury University (about 22 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 28 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 47 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 63 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)
  • College of Southern Maryland (about 64 miles; La Plata, MD; FT enrollment: 5,775)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 68 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 10,501)

Points of interest:

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Churches in Chance include: Rock Creek Church (A), Saint Charles Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Chance and Rock Creek Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Haines Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Birthplace of: Dale Midkiff - Film actor.

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.5%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Chance:

Marital status in Chance, MD
  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Chance:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.7
Maryland average:

12.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chance, MD (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
State:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Somerset County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

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

11.6%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

35.4%
Maryland:

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

17.4%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chance:

48.5%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chance:

40.3%
State:

47.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chance:

18.0%
State:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chance:

19.6%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chance:

6.7
Maryland:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.7%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Chance:

45.5%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.4%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chance, MD Residents

6.46% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Maryland average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wicomico County, MD  2.57% ($31,346 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MD  0.63% ($26,500)
from Sussex County, DE  0.36% ($25,769)


6.55% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
Maryland average:

7.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wicomico County, MD  3.26% ($33,435 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MD  0.42% ($29,935)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chance:

  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chance:

  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WXMD (92.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBEY (96.9 FM; CRISFIELD, MD; Owner: BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLC (102.5 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: MARANATHA, INC.)
  • WSBY-FM (98.9 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHW (106.5 FM; POCOMOKE CITY, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Chance:

  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 0.7mTotal length
  • 81Total average daily traffic
  • 4Total average daily truck traffic
  • 190Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chance, MD
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 33.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 21.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.1%Wood
  • 4.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chance, MD
  • 100.0%Electricity


Chance compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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