Galestown, Maryland

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Galestown, Maryland
Town
Location of Galestown, Maryland
Location of Galestown, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°34′0″N 75°42′56″W / 38.56667°N 75.71556°W / 38.56667; -75.71556Coordinates: 38°34′0″N 75°42′56″W / 38.56667°N 75.71556°W / 38.56667; -75.71556
Country United States
State Maryland
County Dorchester
Incorporated 1951[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 138
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 135
 • Density 530/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21659
Area code(s) 410, 443, and 667
FIPS code 24-31250
GNIS feature ID 0590271

Galestown is a town in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Galestown is located at 38°34′0″N 75°42′56″W / 38.56667°N 75.71556°W / 38.56667; -75.71556 (38.566532, -75.715626).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), of which, 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 151
1970 123 −18.5%
1980 142 15.4%
1990 123 −13.4%
2000 101 −17.9%
2010 138 36.6%
Est. 2016 135 [4] −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 138 people, 49 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 575.0 inhabitants per square mile (222.0/km2). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 237.5 per square mile (91.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.8% White, 13.8% African American, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 49 households of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 20.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.55.

The median age in the town was 33.5 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 101 people, 43 households, and 31 families residing in the town. The population density was 476.7 people per square mile (185.7/km²). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 240.7 per square mile (93.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 43 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.5% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.6% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $40,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,828. There were no families and 3.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 15.4% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galestown". Maryland Manual. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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