Queen Anne’s County, Maryland
|Queen Anne’s County, Maryland|
Location in the state of Maryland
Maryland’s location in the U.S.
509.79 sq mi (1,320 km²)
372.21 sq mi (964 km²)
137.58 sq mi (356 km²), 26.99%
128/sq mi (49.5/km²)
Queen Anne’s County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland.
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.
It was the home of baseball Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx.
The county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places.
Law and government
Queen Anne’s County was granted home rule in 1990 under a state code.
Queen Anne’s County has a Commission form of government. The Commission consists of five elected Commissioners who are elected at large by the general population and each must reside in the district they represent:one of the four Commission districts. The fifth commissioner serves as President the first year. County Code allows for rotation of the President position thereafter.The Current Commission consists of:
Commission President Steven J. Arentz, At-Large
Commission Vice President Philip L. Dumenil, District 3
Commissioner David L. Dunmyer, District 1
Commissioner Bob Simmons, District 2
Commissioner Dave Olds, District 4
The Current Board of Commissioners was elected in the 2010 election, and serve a four year term.
The Commission is elected every four years. The current form of five Commissioners elected at large started in 2002. The first five elected under the current law consisted of:
Nemo Nedomanski (died in office term finished by Richard Smith)
Gene M. Ransom III
Prior to the 2002 election Queen Anne’s County was run by three Commissioners.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 509.79 square miles (1,320.4 km2), of which 372.21 square miles (964.0 km2) (or 73.01%) is land and 137.58 square miles (356.3 km2) (or 26.99%) is water.
- Kent County (north)
- Kent County, Delaware (east)
- Talbot County (south)
- Caroline County (southeast)
- Anne Arundel County (west)
Whereas according to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau:
- 88.7% White
- 6.9% Black
- 0.3% Native American
- 1.0% Asian
- 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
- 1.7% Two or more races
- 1.4% Other races
- 3.0% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
In the county the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $57,037, and the median income for a family was $63,713. Males had a median income of $44,644 versus $30,144 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,364. About 4.40% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.20% of those under age 18 and 7.30% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
This county contains the following incorporated municipalities:
- Barclay (incorporated 1931)
- Centreville (incorporated 1794)
- Church Hill (incorporated 1876)
- Millington (incorporated 1890) (This town is partly in Queen Anne’s County and partly in Kent County.)
- Queen Anne (incorporated 1953) (This town is partly in Queen Anne’s County and partly in Talbot County.)
- Queenstown (incorporated 1892)
- Sudlersville (incorporated 1870)
- Templeville (incorporated 1865) (This town is partly in Queen Anne’s County and partly in Caroline County.)