Saint Mary's County

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Saint Mary's County, Maryland

PO Box 676
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-4567
Fax: (301) 475-4470
www.co.saint-marys.md.us

On southern border of MD, bounded by the Potomac River on the west, the Patuxent River on the east, and Chesapeake Bay on the south; the first original county, organized 1637. Name Origin: For Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. The ships Ark and Dove, carrying colonists, landed on Saint Clement's Island on Mar 25, 1634, the Feast of the Annunciation of Mary

Area (sq mi):: 764.50 (land 361.25; water 403.25) Population per square mile: 267.20
Population 2005: 96,518 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 12.00%; 1990-2000 13.50% Population 2000: 86,211 (White 80.40%; Black or African American 13.90%; Hispanic or Latino 2.00%; Asian 1.80%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $22,662; median household $54,706; Population below poverty level: 7.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,021-$31,140
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.50% Median travel time to work: 29.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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