Secretary, Maryland

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Secretary, Maryland
Town
Location of Secretary, Maryland
Location of Secretary, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°36′36″N 75°56′56″W / 38.61000°N 75.94889°W / 38.61000; -75.94889Coordinates: 38°36′36″N 75°56′56″W / 38.61000°N 75.94889°W / 38.61000; -75.94889
Country United States
State Maryland
County Dorchester
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 535
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 528
 • Density 2,057.7/sq mi (794.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21664
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-70900
GNIS feature ID 0591244

Secretary is a town in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 535 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Secretary is located at 38°36′36″N 75°56′56″W / 38.61000°N 75.94889°W / 38.61000; -75.94889 (38.609886, -75.949006)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 535 people, 213 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,057.7 inhabitants per square mile (794.5 /km2). There were 234 housing units at an average density of 900.0 per square mile (347.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.4% White, 6.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 3.7% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.

There were 213 households of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.3% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the town was 43.6 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 17% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 503 people, 197 households, and 146 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,944.1 people per square mile (747.0/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 842.6 per square mile (323.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.22% White, 0.60% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.99% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

There were 197 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $40,441. Males had a median income of $26,023 versus $22,292 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,881. About 10.3% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

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