Chesapeake City, Maryland

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Chesapeake City, Maryland

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Chesapeake City Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Chesapeake City Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Chesapeake City, Maryland

Comparing Chesapeake City 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
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 5
Age of the Population 7 9
Racial Diversity 7 3
Senior Citizens 6 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 7
Average Household Size 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 8 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Short Commute Times 3 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Chesapeake City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles SW of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Cecil
Standard Zip Codes 21915
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.53
Longitude -75.807

Chesapeake City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
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Chesapeake City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 787 100%
Male 360 45.7%
Female 427 54.3%
Under 18 171 21.7%
18+ 616 78.3%
65+ 131 16.6%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 2.79
White 747 94.9%
African-American 28 3.6%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 4 0.5%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.8%

Estimated Chesapeake City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 802
Growth 15
Growth % 1.9%

Chesapeake City 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 20.7%
German 20.4%
English 15.2%
US/American 9.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Italian 4.3%
Scottish 4.1%
Dutch 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2%
Canadian 2%
Ukrainian 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.6%
Russian 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
Greek 1.3%
Celtic 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chesapeake City 787 $52,813
Cecilton 474 $41,563
Charlestown 1,019 $57,644
Elkton 11,893 $44,348
Galena 428 $53,068
North East 2,733 $39,417
Perryville 3,672 $52,981
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Chesapeake City High Schools (2004)

Serves 658 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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