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Chance, Maryland

Chance is a town located in Somerset County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 377.

Geography Chance is located at 38°10'37" North, 75°56'21" West (38.176818, -75.939272)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 km² (2.6 mi²). 4.5 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is land and 2.2 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 32.68% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 377 people, 161 households, and 113 families residing in the town. The population density is 84.1/km² (218.1/mi²). There are 254 housing units at an average density of 56.7/km² (147.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 75.60% White, 23.61% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 161 households out of which 17.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% are married couples living together, 12.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% are non-families. 23.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.74.

In the town the population is spread out with 18.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 47 years. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $34,531, and the median income for a family is $37,969. Males have a median income of $25,469 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town is $15,706. 23.2% of the population and 16.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 51.9% are under the age of 18 and 14.3% are 65 or older.

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