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Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Queen Anne's County is a county located in the U.S. 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.

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

Geography Queen Anne's County includes eight municipalities, all classified as towns under Maryland law:

  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.)
Unincorporated areas are also considered as towns by many people, but they lack local government. The United States Census Bureau recognizes the following Census-Designated Places in Queen Anne's County:
  1. Grasonville
  2. Kent Narrows
  3. Kingstown
  4. Stevensville
Other entities, such as the United States Postal Service, use a different selection of local place names. In all these cases, since the places are unincorporated, the boundaries are determined by the classifying authority.

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 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 persons/km2 (45 persons/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 89.05% White, 8.78% 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 woman whose husband does not live with her, 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 people living in poverty, 7.20% are under the age of 18 and 7.30% are 65 or older.

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