Calvert County, Maryland
This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
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Law and government
Calvert County is governed by county commissioners, the traditional form of county government in Maryland.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 74,563 people, 25,447 households, and 20,154 families residing in the county. The population density is 134/km² (346/mi²). There are 27,576 housing units at an average density of 49/km² (128/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 83.93% White, 13.11% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 25,447 households out of which 41.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.80% are non-families. 16.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.26.
In the county the population is spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $65,945, and the median income for a family is $71,545. Males have a median income of $48,664 versus $32,265 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,410. 4.40% of the population and 3.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.10% of those under the age of 18 and 5.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
Calvert County includes two municipalities, both classified as towns under Maryland law:
Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people and listed in many collections of towns, but they lack local government. Various organizations, such as the United States Census Bureau, the United States Postal Service, and local chambers of commerce, define the communities they wish to recognize differently, and since they are not incorporated, their boundaries have no official status outside the organizations in question. The Census Bureau recognizes the following census-designated places in the county:
- Calvert Beach-Long Beach (a combination of the communities of Calvert Beach and Long Beach recognized as a unit by many people)
- Chesapeake Ranch Estates-Drum Point (a combination of the communities of Chesapeake Ranch Estates and Drum Point recognized as a unit by the Census Bureau)
- Prince Frederick
- St. Leonard
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