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Chesapeake Beach
Calvert County, Maryland


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items


Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Chesapeake Beach is approximately 3,180 (2006).
The approximate number of families is 1,331 (2000), 2134 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chesapeake Beach is 4.87 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Chesapeake Beach is 2.78 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 2.794 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chesapeake Beach to Washington DC is 31 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chesapeake Beach is positioned 38.68 degrees north of the equator and 76.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Chesapeake Beach elevation is 40 feet above sea level.
Chesapeake Beach median income is $ 87,500 (2005).
The Chesapeake Beach median home price is $ 325,500 (2005).


in southern Maryland about 24 miles from Bowie and about 36 miles from Washington, DC. Other nearby communities include North Beach, Owings, Deale, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, Shady Side, Prince Frederick and Eagle Harbor.
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History & History Related Items

The Chesapeake Beach Railway ran from Washington, D.C. to the beach which came to be named Chesapeake Beach. Thousands came to the shore until the great depression of the 1930ís closed down the railroad. When the Bay Bridge was built in the 1950ís, many former visitors instead went to Ocean City for recreation. Several new attractions have been built as well as a museum, a boardwalk and pier and housing developments. Restaurants, hotels and other businesses are now moving back to the area.

In 2003, the area was hit hard by Hurricane Isabel which also devastated North Beach. Electricity was out for about a week and many homes and businesses were ruined.
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The incorporation of Chesapeake Beach


Chesapeake Beach


1990 - 2,403
2000 - 3,180
2006 - 3,479

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,016
2000 - 1,331

Median age:
2000 - 35.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 68,365
2005 - $ 87,500

Median house value:
2000 - $ 157,600
2005 - $ 325,500

Chesapeake Beach is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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