Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

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High Points

Chesapeake Beach strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Chesapeake Beach Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Chesapeake Beach Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Chesapeake Beach Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Chesapeake Beach People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Chesapeake Beach Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Chesapeake Beach Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

Comparing Chesapeake Beach to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Male Share of the Population 8 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Racial Diversity 8 4
Age of the Population 4 6
Female Share of the Population 3 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 5
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 2

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Chesapeake Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SE of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles SE of Washington, District of Columbia
County Calvert
Standard Zip Codes 20732
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.686
Longitude -76.535

Chesapeake Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 65 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 50 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
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Chesapeake Beach Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,180 100%
Male 1,583 49.8%
Female 1,597 50.2%
Under 18 864 27.2%
18+ 2,316 72.8%
65+ 223 7%
Median Age 35.9
Average Family Size 3.03
White 2,910 91.5%
African-American 168 5.3%
Asian 35 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.3%
Other 12 0.4%
Mixed Race 44 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 45 1.4%

Estimated Chesapeake Beach Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,463
Growth 283
Growth % 8.9%

Chesapeake Beach Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19.9%
German 18.3%
English 13.7%
Italian 12.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Polish 1.8%
Dutch 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Scottish 1.6%
Swedish 1.1%
European 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.9%
Greek 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Portuguese 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
British 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chesapeake Beach 3,180 $74,167
Annapolis 35,838 $56,984
Highland Beach 109 $82,379
North Beach 1,880 $51,042
Oxford 771 $71,071
St. Michaels 1,193 $39,821
Upper Marlboro 648 $58,542
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