Calvert County is a county located in the U.S. State of Maryland.
This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area.
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Law and government
Calvert County is still governed by county commissioners, the traditional form of county government in Maryland.
Calvert County includes two municipalities, both classified as towns under Maryland law:
United States Census Bureau recognizes the following Census-Designated Places in Calvert County:
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 74,563 people, 25,447 households, and 20,154 families residing in the county. The population density is 134/km² (346/mi²). There are 27,576 housing units at an average density of 49/km² (128/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 83.93% White, 13.11% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 25,447 households out of which 41.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.80% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 20.80% are non-families. 16.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.91 and the average family size is 3.26.
In the county the population is spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 31.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $65,945, and the median income for a family is $71,545. Males have a median income of $48,664 versus $32,265 for females. The per capita income for the county is $25,410. 4.40% of the population and 3.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.10% are under the age of 18 and 5.70% are 65 or older.