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Queen Anne's County, Maryland

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Template:US County infobox Queen Anne's County is a county located in the state of Maryland.

As of 2000, the population is 40,563. Its county seat is Centreville. It is named for Queen Anne I of the United Kingdom (lived 1665-1714, reigned 1702-1714) who was the Queen when the county was established.

This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

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History

Queen Anne's County was organized in 1706.

In 1773 a part of Queen Anne's County, together with a portion of Dorchester County, was taken to form Caroline County.

Law and government

Queen Anne's County was granted home rule in 1990 under a state code.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,320 km2 (510 mi2). 964 km2 (372 mi2) of it is land and 356 km2 (138 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 26.99% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 40,563 people, 15,315 households, and 11,547 families residing in the county. The population density is 42/km2 (109/mi2). There are 16,674 housing units at an average density of 17/km2 (45/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 89.05% White, 8.78% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,315 households out of which 33.30% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% are married couples living together, 9.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 19.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $57,037, and the median income for a family is $63,713. Males have a median income of $44,644 versus $30,144 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,364. 6.30% of the population and 4.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.20% of those under the age of 18 and 7.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Schools

  • Kent Island High School
  • Queen Anne's County High School
  • Centreville Middle School
  • Stevensville Middle School
  • Sudlersville Middle School
  • Bayside Elementary School
  • Centreville Elementary School
  • Church Hill Elementary School
  • Grasonville Elementary School
  • Kennard Elementary School
  • Kent Island Elementary School
  • Matapeake Elementary School
  • Sudlersville Elementary School
  • Gunston Day School
  • Wye River Upper School

Cities and towns

This county contains the following incorporated municipalities:

  1. Barclay (incorporated 1931)
  2. Centreville (incorporated 1794)
  3. Church Hill (incorporated 1876)
  4. Millington (incorporated 1890) (This town is partly in Queen Anne's County and partly in Kent County.)
  5. Queen Anne (incorporated 1953) (This town is partly in Queen Anne's County and partly in Talbot County.)
  6. Queenstown (incorporated 1892)
  7. Sudlersville (incorporated 1870)
  8. Templeville (incorporated 1865) (This town is partly in Queen Anne's County and partly in Caroline County.)

All are 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:

  1. Chester
  2. Grasonville
  3. Kent Narrows
  4. Kingstown
  5. Stevensville

External link

Queen Anne's County goverment (http://www.qac.org/)


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