Chestertown, Maryland Population 2020

4,966
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Chestertown is a city located in Maryland. With a 2020 population of 4,966, it is the 41st largest city in Maryland and the 4770th largest city in the United States. Chestertown is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -5.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,252 in 2010. Chestertown reached it's highest population of 5,414 in 2011. Spanning over 3 miles, Chestertown has a population density of 1,702 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chestertown is $61,562 with a poverty rate of 19.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $831 per month, and the median house value is $236,100. The median age in Chestertown is 38 years, 37.5 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.4 males.

Chestertown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chestertown was:

  • White: 74.59%
  • Black or African American: 19.91%
  • Asian: 3.85%
  • Two or more races: 1.64%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Chestertown, Maryland is 4,966, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,054.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,252.

Chestertown, Maryland Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,81474.59%
Black or African American1,01819.91%
Asian1973.85%
Two or More Races841.64%
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Chestertown Population Pyramid 2020

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Chestertown Median Age

38


Total

37.5


Male

39


Female

Chestertown Adults

There are 4,593 adults, (1,339 of whom are seniors) in Chestertown.

Chestertown Age Dependency

57.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

16

Child Dependency Ratio

Chestertown Sex Ratio

Female

2,835

55.45%

Male

2,278

44.55%

Chestertown Households and Families

Chestertown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chestertown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
Male53.8%46.2%
All44.3%55.7%
Female37%63%
Non Family32.2%67.8%

44.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0471.844.3
Non Family1,2021.2232.2
Married5052.573.7
Female2082.6537
Male1323.0853.8

2.56

Average Family Size

1.8

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Chestertown Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2397.49%
9th to 12th Grade2146.71%
High School Graduate65620.56%
Some College55117.27%
Associates Degree2096.55%
Bachelors Degree66020.68%
Graduate Degree66220.75%
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Chestertown Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,3342,1381,171
Black73047365
Multiple Races646427
Hispanic525248
Asian111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,222$45,179$30,350
Less Than High School$21,324$$
High School Grad$31,112$33,984$30,894
Some College$47,992$58,214$
Bachelors Degree$$65,324$16,533
Graduate Degree$38,472$16,940$49,208

$31,222

Average Earnings

$45,179

Average Male

$30,350

Average Female

Chestertown Language

Chestertown Language by Age

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Chestertown Language

93.58% of Chestertown residents speak only English, while 6.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.46% of the population.

Chestertown Poverty

Chestertown Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,75056620.58%
Black81516520.25%
Multiple6411.56%

19.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.94%

Male Poverty Rate

14.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chestertown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chestertown is White, with 20.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chestertown is Multiple, with 1.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.81%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.32%
Some College20.55%
High School14.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.08%
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Name Poverty
Male Employed16.94%
Female Employed12.53%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Chestertown Income

Chestertown Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,679$61,562
Families$59,680$91,476
Married Families$120,434-
Non Families$27,148$39,721
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Chestertown Marital Status

Chestertown Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.9%

Male Marriage Rate

20.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chestertown Married by Age and Sex

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Chestertown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Chestertown Marital Status by Race

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Chestertown Veterans

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359

Number of Veterans

318

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam137
World War II65
First Gulf War58
Korea29
Second Gulf War19
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Age Group Veterans
75+206
55 to 6456
35 to 5452
65 to 7440
18 to 345
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2527.44%
Black687.39%
2 or More3946.43%

Chestertown Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chestertown Employment Status

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51.1%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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54.20%

Born in Maryland

95.93%

Native Born

4.07%

Foreign Born

3.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.93% of Chestertown residents were born in the United States, with 54.20% having been born in Maryland. 3.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,966-44-0.88%
20195,010-44-0.87%
20185,054-20-0.39%
20175,074-44-0.86%
20165,118-13-0.25%
20155,131-24-0.47%
20145,155-36-0.69%
20135,191-40-0.76%
20125,231-183-3.38%
20115,4141332.52%
20105,2815351.07%
20004,7467411.71%
19904,0057051.96%
19803,300-176-0.52%
19703,476-126-0.36%
19603,6024591.37%
19503,1433831.31%
19402,760-49-0.18%
19302,8092721.02%
19202,537-198-0.75%
19102,735-273-0.95%
19003,0083761.34%
18902,6320.00%