North Beach, Maryland

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North Beach, Maryland
Town
Town of North Beach
Motto: "The Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay!" [1]
Location of North Beach, Maryland
Location of North Beach, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°42′27″N 76°32′4″W / 38.70750°N 76.53444°W / 38.70750; -76.53444Coordinates: 38°42′27″N 76°32′4″W / 38.70750°N 76.53444°W / 38.70750; -76.53444
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Calvert
Area[2]
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,978
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,992
 • Density 5,993.9/sq mi (2,314.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20714
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-56300
GNIS feature ID 0590888
Website Town of North Beach, Maryland

North Beach is a town in Calvert County, Maryland. The population was 1,978 at the 2010 U.S. Census.

The town is contiguous with the larger town of Chesapeake Beach which has a new boardwalk, a new resort spa hotel, a recreational water park, and new housing. Herrington Harbor (Rose Haven) resort, which was voted the best marina in the United States, is located two miles north of North Beach, across the County line.

History[edit]

North Beach was incorporated in 1910.[5] The town was a gambling mecca for summer visitors from the Washington, D.C. area during the 1940s. In the 1960s and 1970s it became a destination for motorcycle gangs.

Revitalization began in the 1980s, and escalated in the 1990s. Tropical Storm Isabel destroyed many of the waterfront homes and boardwalk in 2003. Since then, the waterfront of North Beach has been rebuilt with multi-story homes and a condominium. North Beach currently has no gambling venues, other than MD Lottery sales, although many establishments in Chesapeake Beach offer games that exploit loopholes in the current laws to make playing profitable for patrons. The legalizing of slot machines at some horse racing tracks passed in a statewide referendum in Nov. 2008.

Geography[edit]

North Beach is located at 38°42′27″N 76°32′4″W / 38.70750°N 76.53444°W / 38.70750; -76.53444 (38.707423, -76.534450)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), of which, 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,978 people, 911 households, and 466 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,993.9 inhabitants per square mile (2,314.3 /km2). There were 1,063 housing units at an average density of 3,221.2 per square mile (1,243.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 82.9% White, 10.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 911 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.8% were non-families. 38.1% 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 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the town was 37.8 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,880 people, 802 households, and 466 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,369.1 people per square mile (2,073.9/km²). There were 895 housing units at an average density of 2,556.0 per square mile (987.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.52% White, 6.22% African American, 0.96% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 802 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $46,111, and the median income for a family was $51,042. Males had a median income of $42,266 versus $31,563 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,854. About 10.5% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.4% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town of North Beach, Maryland". Town of North Beach, Maryland. Retrieved August 24, 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. ^ "North Beach, Maryland". Town City-Data.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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