Clear Spring, Maryland
Town of Clear Spring, Maryland
Cumberland Street in Clear Spring, 2010
Location of Clear Spring, Maryland
|• Total||0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)|
|• Land||0.12 sq mi (0.30 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||571 ft (174 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,121.74/sq mi (1,207.47/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0589986|
Clear Spring is located at (39.656011, -77.930828).
The town is situated at the eastern base of Fairview Mountain. The area is underlain by Conococheague limestone. The spring after which the town is named is the only local source of ground water, from which the local run, Tom's Run, receives its volume.
The primary means of travel to and from Clear Spring are by road. U.S. Route 40 is the main highway directly serving the town, serving as the town's main street. US 40 continues westward towards Hancock and eastward to Hagerstown. Maryland Route 68 is the other state highway serving the town. MD 68 reaches its western terminus at US 40 in Clear Spring, and heads eastward towards Williamsport. MD 68 also has an interchange with Interstate 70, the primary long-distance highway serving the region around Clear Spring, just south of the town limits. I-70 heads east to Baltimore and west to the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 358 people, 157 households, and 88 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,254.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,256.6/km2). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 1,718.2 per square mile (663.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.3% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 157 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.9% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the town was 42.3 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 455 people, 195 households, and 124 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,214.2 people per square mile (1,597.1/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 1,945.0 per square mile (737.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.02% White, 0.88% Asian, and 1.10% from two or more races.
There were 195 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 28.2% 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 2.33 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $38,056, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $32,411 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,774. About 9.1% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.
Clear Spring is the home of Clear Spring High School with a student population of 415, which hosts the home field of the Blazers. Clear Spring High School houses Washington County Public Schools' Academy of Agricultural and Environmental Science, a program available to any student enrolled in Washington County Public Schools regardless of their home district.
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