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Overview

Introduction to Havre De Grace, Maryland

Located in Harford county, Havre De Grace, Maryland, is 29 miles E of Towson, Maryland (center to center) and 32 miles NE of Baltimore, Maryland. The city has a population of 11,331 residents.

Havre De Grace History

Havre de Grace was originally a small village known as Harmer's Town. The village was frequented by General Lafayette, a French military officer of the Revolutionary War. It was because of him that the village was renamed Le Havre de Grace, after the seaport of Le Havre in France. In 1785, it was officially incorporated under the name Havre de Grace. From 1912-1950, it was known as 'The Graw' and developed as a stopover for travelers.

Havre De Grace and nearby Attractions

  • Susquehanna State Park
  • Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
  • Amstel House
  • Elk Neck State Park
  • Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
  • Bulle Rock Golf Club

Things To Do In Havre De Grace

The area is home to a number of museums such as the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, and Steppingstone Museum, to name a few. The historic Amstel House is nearby. The Elk Neck State Park offers a number of recreational facilities such as camping, boating, fishing, and hiking. The golf courses in the area include the Bulle Rock Golf Club and Golf and Country Club of Swan Creek. The local celebrations of Celtic Festival, Duck Fair, and Seafood Festival, draw huge crowds from all the neighboring cities and towns.

Havre De Grace Transportation

The closest airport to the city is Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Havre De Grace Higher Education

Higher education is available at Harford Community College, Wilmington College, and University of Delaware.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Havre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles E of Towson, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles NE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Harford
Standard Zip Codes 21078
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.549
Longitude -76.091

Havre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ABERDEEN PHILLIPS FIELD
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station OCTORARO LAKE
Distance 17.5 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
Station NEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance 20.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Havre, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hvre de Grace (21078)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 15,238 $65,931
Charlestown 1,152 $86,765
North East 3,700 $82,455
Perryville 4,427 $81,506
Port Deposit 560 $46,250
Rising Sun 2,869 $72,708

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Havre Hospitals

HARFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
501 S UNION AVE
(443) 843-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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HAVRE DE GRACE HIGH
700 CONGRESS AVE
410-939-6600
Serves 686 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

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