Hurlock, Maryland

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Hurlock, Maryland
Town
Motto: "On track since 1892"[1]
Location of Hurlock, Maryland
Location of Hurlock, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°37′53″N 75°51′40″W / 38.63139°N 75.86111°W / 38.63139; -75.86111Coordinates: 38°37′53″N 75°51′40″W / 38.63139°N 75.86111°W / 38.63139; -75.86111
Country United States
State Maryland
County Dorchester
Area[2]
 • Total 2.88 sq mi (7.46 km2)
 • Land 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Water 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 2,092
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 2,068
 • Density 786.5/sq mi (303.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21643
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-41125
GNIS feature ID 0590523
Website Hurlock, Maryland

Hurlock is a town in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,092 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The town was named after John M. Hurlock, a local store owner.[5] The community was incorporated in 1892.[1][6]

Geography[edit]

Hurlock is located at 38°37′53″N 75°51′40″W / 38.631463°N 75.861079°W / 38.631463; -75.861079.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.88 square miles (7.46 km2), of which, 2.66 square miles (6.89 km2) is land and 0.22 square miles (0.57 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,092 people, 788 households, and 536 families residing in the town. The population density was 786.5 inhabitants per square mile (303.7 /km2). There were 903 housing units at an average density of 339.5 per square mile (131.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 55.0% White, 37.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 3.5% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.

There were 788 households of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.9% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the town was 36 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 12.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,874 people, 710 households, and 491 families residing in the town. The population density was 748.5 people per square mile (289.4/km²). There were 772 housing units at an average density of 308.4 per square mile (119.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.46% White, 25.27% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 3.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.88% of the population.

There were 710 households out of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,935, and the median income for a family was $40,435. Males had a median income of $29,697 versus $21,555 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,446. About 8.2% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 13.0% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Hurlock Fall Festival[edit]

The annual Hurlock Fall Festival, held on the first Saturday of October, started in 1992. It begins with a parade local school bands, volunteer fire companies, and antique cars. Vendors of arts, crafts and food line the streets in the vicinity of the town's historic train station, where the Hurlock Express offers 1-hour round-trip rides to Federalsburg, Maryland. The town owns the train station and two restored passenger cars, which are pulled by a locomotive provided by the Maryland and Delaware Railroad.[9]

Government[edit]

Joyce Spratt is the current mayor, and the town has five council members—Michael E. Henry (District 1), Michael D. Nordstrom (District 2), Parker J. Durham (District 3), Charles T. Cephas (District 4) and Christopher D. Adams (District 5).

Media[edit]

Hurlock is home to WAAI radio.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hurlock, Maryland". Hurlock, Maryland. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Hurlock, Maryland, MD". ePodunk. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hurlock, Maryland". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ Events. Town of Hurlock. Retrieved 2011-02-22.