Queenstown, Maryland

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Queenstown, Maryland
Town
Courthouse of Queen Anne's County built in 1708
Courthouse of Queen Anne's County built in 1708
Queen Anne's County Maryland Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Queenstown Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 38°59′21″N 76°9′24″W / 38.98917°N 76.15667°W / 38.98917; -76.15667Coordinates: 38°59′21″N 76°9′24″W / 38.98917°N 76.15667°W / 38.98917; -76.15667
Country United States
State Maryland
County Queen Anne's
Area[1]
 • Total 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Land 1.45 sq mi (3.76 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 664
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 659
 • Density 457.9/sq mi (176.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21658
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-64600
GNIS feature ID 0597939

Queenstown is a town in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 664 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Queenstown is located at 38°59′21″N 76°9′24″W / 38.98917°N 76.15667°W / 38.98917; -76.15667 (38.989086, -76.156645).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Queenstown was the original seat of Queen Anne’s county, before the location changed to Centreville, Maryland. Its location was important during the 18th century, because it is near a creek that, during that time, could be navigated by tradesmen. A hub for shipping and receiving, Queenstown was attacked by English troops during the War of 1812.[5]

Bloomingdale, Bowlingly, and St. Peter's Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 664 people, 271 households, and 185 families residing in the town. The population density was 457.9 inhabitants per square mile (176.8 /km2). There were 294 housing units at an average density of 202.8 per square mile (78.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.9% White, 3.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.

There were 271 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the town was 40.2 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.9% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% 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[7] of 2000, there were 617 people, 255 households, and 184 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,501.8 people per square mile (581.0/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 679.1 per square mile (262.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.30% White, 3.73% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

Outlet shopping center in Queenstown, Maryland

There were 255 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $48,500, and the median income for a family was $49,500. Males had a median income of $37,321 versus $30,893 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,185. About 3.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Maryland: A New Guide to the Old Line State (2nd ed.) Earl Arnett, Robert J. Brugger, Edward C. Papenfuse The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 1999
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.