Stevensville, Maryland

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Stevensville, Maryland
CDP
Downtown Stevensville
Downtown Stevensville
Queen Anne's County Maryland Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Stevensville Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 38°58′52″N 76°19′8″W / 38.98111°N 76.31889°W / 38.98111; -76.31889Coordinates: 38°58′52″N 76°19′8″W / 38.98111°N 76.31889°W / 38.98111; -76.31889
Country United States
State Maryland
County Queen Anne's
Area
 • Total 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Land 6.1 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,880
 • Density 958.0/sq mi (369.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21666
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-75025
GNIS feature ID 0598122
A restored 1902 train station.

Stevensville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, and is the county's most populous place among both CDPs and municipalities. The Stevensville Historic District is one of only two registered historic districts in the county, the other being the Centreville Historic District.

History[edit]

Stevensville was founded in 1850 as a steamboat terminal. Today, the Stevensville Historic District contains roughly 100 historic structures dating back to the town's early days.

In addition to the Stevensville Historic District, the Christ Church, Cray House, Friendship, Legg's Dependence, Mattapax, and Stevensville Bank are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

Stevensville is located at 38°58′52″N 76°19′8″W / 38.98111°N 76.31889°W / 38.98111; -76.31889 (38.981128, -76.318757).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (16 km2), all land.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stevensville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,880 people, 2,071 households, and 1,609 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 958.0 people per square mile (369.8/km²). There were 2,165 housing units at an average density of 352.7/sq mi (136.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.88% White, 2.60% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race accounted for 1.02% of the population.

Another view of downtown Stevensville

There were 2,071 households out of which 45.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 37.9% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $63,962, and the median income for a family was $68,190. Males had a median income of $49,245 versus $31,017 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,887. About 1.8% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Bay Bridge Airport[edit]

Bay Bridge Airport (W29) is a small, county owned, public landing strip in Stevensville, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Many private airplanes take off and land there every day.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Stevensville, Maryland
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Bay Bridge Airport