Chestertown, MD

Census Place

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2022 Population
5,522
0.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.9
15.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.2%
15.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,980
1.53% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$302,200
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,276
0.568% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Chestertown, MD had a population of 5.52k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $43,980. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chestertown, MD declined from 5,557 to 5,522, a −0.63% decrease and its median household income declined from $44,665 to $43,980, a −1.53% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chestertown, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.81%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%).

None of the households in Chestertown, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Chestertown, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chestertown, MD are Washington College (292 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Chestertown, MD was $302,200, and the homeownership rate was 47.1%.

Most people in Chestertown, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Chestertown, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chestertown, MD is home to a population of 5.52k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.58% of Chestertown, MD residents were born outside of the country (308 people).

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.76k people) in Chestertown, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 155 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Chestertown, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chestertown, MD was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chestertown, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.76k ± 201
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.31k ± 181
  3. White (Hispanic)
    155 ± 123
4.06%
Hispanic Population
224 people

In 2022, there were 2.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.76k people) in Chestertown, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 155 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.06% of the people in Chestertown, MD are hispanic (224 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.58%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
308 people
5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
278 people

As of 2022, 5.58% of Chestertown, MD residents (308 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chestertown, MD was 5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    91 ± 57
  2. Korea
    81 ± 66
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    33 ± 56

Chestertown, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chestertown, MD employs 2.28k people. The largest industries in Chestertown, MD are Educational Services (623 people), Manufacturing (272 people), and Public Administration (249 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($101,713), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,321), and Manufacturing ($42,159).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.28k
2022 Value
± 387
−0.568%
1 Year decline
± 23.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chestertown, MD declined at a rate of −0.568%, from 2.29k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chestertown, MD, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (315 people), Sales & Related Occupations (230 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (218 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chestertown, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.28k
2022 Value
± 387
−0.568%
1 Year decline
± 23.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chestertown, MD declined at a rate of −0.568%, from 2.29k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chestertown, MD, are Educational Services (623 people), Manufacturing (272 people), and Public Administration (249 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chestertown, MD, though some of these residents may live in Chestertown, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,036
Median earning men ± $14,250
$23,984
Median earning women ± $12,807

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($172,841), Manufacturing ($52,143), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($45,882).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,931), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($26,136), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($24,327).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chestertown, MD awarded 292 degrees. The student population of Chestertown, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 400 male students and 555 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chestertown, MD are White (230 and 81.3%), followed by Black or African American (25 and 8.83%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 4.24%), and Unknown (8 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in Chestertown, MD by number of degrees awarded are Washington College (292 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chestertown, MD are General Business Administration & Management (50 and 17.1%), General Psychology (34 and 11.6%), and General Biological Sciences (26 and 8.9%).

The median tuition cost in Chestertown, MD for private four year colleges is $50,626.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Chestertown, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 955 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 955 students enrolled in Chestertown, MD, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 606 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chestertown, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
292 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington College with 292 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 118 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chestertown, MD, which is 0.678 times less than the 174 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 230 degrees mean that there were 9.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($50,626) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,365) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chestertown, MD was $302,200 in 2022, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $267,800 to $302,200, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Chestertown, MD is 47.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chestertown, MD have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chestertown, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$302,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$30,646
$1,087
Median Property Taxes
±$233

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chestertown, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

47.1%
Homeownership
2022
66.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.1% of the housing units in Chestertown, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9503
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$43,980
Median Household Income
± $7,690
2.31k
Number of Households
± 377

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.31k households in Chestertown, MD declined from $43,980 from the previous year's value of $44,665.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chestertown, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (56.8%)
  2. Walked (20.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.4%)

In 2022, 56.8% of workers in Chestertown, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (20.3%) and those who worked at home (9.4%).

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Commute Time

18.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chestertown, MD have a shorter commute time (18.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.42% of the workforce in Chestertown, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chestertown, MD (675 out of 4.16k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chestertown, MD is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Chestertown, MD has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see 1387 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.7% increase from the previous year (1140 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1919 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 533 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,387 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kent County, MD

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see an average of 1,387 patients per year. This represents a 21.7% increase from the previous year (1,140 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kent County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 34.1% between 18 and 34 years, 22.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.8% were men and 57.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.69%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chestertown, MD grew by 3.31% from 3.57% to 3.69%.

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