Chestertown, Maryland Population 2024

5,603

Chestertown is a city located in Kent County Maryland. Chestertown has a 2024 population of 5,603. It is also the county seat of Kent County.Chestertown is currently growing at a rate of 0.36% annually and its population has increased by 1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,507 in 2020.

The average household income in Chestertown is $69,770 with a poverty rate of 16.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chestertown is 32.9 years, 28.9 years for males, and 40 years for females.

Chestertown Demographics

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

  • White: 70.86%
  • Black or African American: 24.01%
  • Two or more races: 2.3%
  • Asian: 1.96%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,920.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.74% (96)
The current population of Chestertown, Maryland is 5,603 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,507.

Chestertown, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,91370.86%
Black or African American1,32624.01%
Two or more races1272.3%
Asian1081.96%
Other race480.87%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chestertown Population by Race

Chestertown Population Pyramid 2024

Chestertown Median Age

32.9

Total

28.9

Male

40

Female

Chestertown Adults

There are 4,745 adults, (1,462 of whom are seniors) in Chestertown.

Chestertown Age Dependency

68.2

Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Chestertown Sex Ratio

Female3,09756.08%
Male2,42543.92%

Chestertown Population by Age

Chestertown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3061.7847.152.9
Non Family1,2061.223961
Married5622.4381.118.9
Female4782.3821.178.9
Male602.231000
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2.4

Average Family Size

1.78

Average Household Size

47.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chestertown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chestertown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chestertown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Chestertown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,802

Average Earnings

$54,464

Average Male

$37,580

Average Female

Chestertown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chestertown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chestertown Language

94.95% of Chestertown residents speak only English, while 5.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Chestertown Language

Chestertown Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,88033111.49%
Black1,15029625.74%
Multiple874855.17%
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16.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.89%

Male Poverty Rate

15.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chestertown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chestertown is Multiple, with 55.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chestertown is White, with 11.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.02%.

Chestertown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.58%
Some College22.62%
High School13.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.34%
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Chestertown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed19.83%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed27.78%
Female Employed6.27%
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Chestertown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chestertown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chestertown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

22.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.2%

Male Marriage Rate

18.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Chestertown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chestertown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Chestertown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chestertown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

343

Number of Veterans

277

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

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Chestertown Veterans by War

count

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Chestertown Veterans by Age

count

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Chestertown Veterans by Race

Chestertown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chestertown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chestertown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chestertown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chestertown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.57%

Born in Chestertown

94.42%

Native Born

5.58%

Foreign Born

2.93%

Non Citizen

2.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.42% of Chestertown residents were born in the United States, with 52.57% having been born in Maryland. 2.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chestertown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,703200.35%
20285,683200.35%
20275,663200.35%
20265,643200.36%
20255,623200.36%
20245,603200.36%
20235,583200.36%
20225,563200.36%
20215,543360.65%
20205,5074498.88%
20195,058-20-0.39%
20185,078-9-0.18%
20175,087-43-0.84%
20165,130-7-0.14%
20155,137-26-0.5%
20145,163-34-0.65%
20135,197-39-0.74%
20125,236-180-3.32%
20115,4161352.56%
20105,28153511.27%
20004,74674118.5%
19904,00570521.36%
19803,300-176-5.06%
19703,476-126-3.5%
19603,60245914.6%
19503,14338313.88%
19402,760-49-1.74%
19302,80927210.72%
19202,537-198-7.24%
19102,735-273-9.08%
19003,00837614.29%
18902,632
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Chestertown Population by Year