Lusby, Maryland

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Lusby, Maryland
CDP
Location of Lusby, Maryland
Location of Lusby, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°21′13″N 76°26′12″W / 38.35361°N 76.43667°W / 38.35361; -76.43667Coordinates: 38°21′13″N 76°26′12″W / 38.35361°N 76.43667°W / 38.35361; -76.43667
Country United States
State Maryland
County Calvert
Area
 • Total 3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,835
 • Density 476.1/sq mi (183.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20657
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-48800
GNIS feature ID 0590708

Lusby is a place in Calvert County, Maryland, United States. The population was officially 1,835 at the 2010 census, although residents of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates-Drum Point community also use the Lusby zip code designation, making Lusby in fact a much larger community. The Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, and a compressed natural gas plant run by Dominion Resources, are both nearby. Dominion Cove Point is one of the nation's largest liquefied natural gas import facilities. A large housing development called Chesapeake Ranch Estates is nearby, as well as the tourist resort town of Solomons. Many residents commute to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, to Andrews Air Force Base, or to the Washington, D.C. area.

Lusby's central business district has been growing rapidly in recent years. Three shopping centers have recently been built in Lusby, bringing in new grocery stores, restaurants, and other new businesses to the Lusby area. Several new roads have either been built or are in planning stages in order to ease traffic congestion to and from the Chesapeake Ranch Estates-Drum Point communities. Lusby also features a community park, Cove Point Park, which has numerous baseball, soccer, and lacrosse fields as well as a public swimming pool. There is a public golf course, Chesapeake Hills Golf Course near Cove Point Park. There is also a private air field owned and operated by the Chesapeake Ranch Estates and Drum Point communities.

Places of note in the Lusby area include the Cove Point Lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay and Calvert Cliffs State Park. The lighthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1] Also on the National Register are Middleham Chapel and Morgan Hill Farm.[1]

Geography[edit]

Lusby is located at 38°21′13″N 76°26′12″W / 38.35361°N 76.43667°W / 38.35361; -76.43667 (38.353555, -76.436615)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (4.37%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,666 people, 595 households, and 433 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 476.1 people per square mile (183.8/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 187.5/sq mi (72.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.15% White, 24.73% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 1.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.76% of the population.

There were 595 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.9% 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 2.79 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,769, and the median income for a family was $51,964. Males had a median income of $46,190 versus $26,429 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,932. About 5.3% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.