Fort Ritchie, Maryland

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Fort Ritchie, Maryland
CDP
Washington County Maryland Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Fort Ritchie Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 39°42′16″N77°29′47″W / 39.70444°N 77.49639°W / 39.70444; -77.49639 Coordinates: 39°42′16″N77°29′47″W / 39.70444°N 77.49639°W / 39.70444; -77.49639
Country United States
State Maryland
County Washington
Area
  Total 1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
  Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population (2000)
  Total 276
  Density 281.8/sq mi (108.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP code 21719
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-29450

Fort Ritchie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Maryland, United States, just south of the Pennsylvania state line. The population was 276 at the 2000 census. Fort Ritchie is a former U.S. military base that closed in September 1998 pursuant to the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania is immediately to the north.

A census-designated place (CDP) is a concentration of population defined by the United States Census Bureau for statistical purposes only. CDPs have been used in each decennial census since 1980 as the counterparts of incorporated places, such as self-governing cities, towns, and villages, for the purposes of gathering and correlating statistical data. CDPs are populated areas that generally include one officially designated but currently unincorporated small community, for which the CDP is named, plus surrounding inhabited countryside of varying dimensions and, occasionally, other, smaller unincorporated communities as well. CDPs include small rural communities, colonias located along the U.S. border with Mexico, and unincorporated resort and retirement communities and their environs.

Washington County, Maryland County in the United States

Washington County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 147,430. Its county seat is Hagerstown. Washington County was the first county in the United States to be named for the Revolutionary War general George Washington. Washington County is one of three Maryland counties recognized by the Appalachian Regional Commission as being part of Appalachia.

Pennsylvania State of the United States of America

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east.

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Geography

Fort Ritchie is located at 39°42′16″N77°29′47″W / 39.70444°N 77.49639°W / 39.70444; -77.49639 (39.704396, 77.496291). [1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (3.00%) is water.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Demographics

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 276 people, 83 households, and 73 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 281.8 people per square mile (108.7/km²). There were 335 housing units at an average density of 342.1/sq mi (132.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 67.39% White, 17.75% African American, 1.45% Native American, 1.81% Asian, 4.71% from other races, and 6.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.16% of the population.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 83 households out of which 75.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 4.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 42.4% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 41.3% from 25 to 44, 3.6% from 45 to 64, . The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $29,375. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,549. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

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References

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  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.