Federalsburg, Maryland

Federalsburg is a town in Caroline County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,739 at the 2010 United States Census. It has one high school, Colonel Richardson High School.

Federalsburg, Maryland
Town of Federalsburg
Motto(s): 
"Pride in the Past, Faith in the Future"[1]
Location of Federalsburg, Maryland
Location of Federalsburg, Maryland
Federalsburg is located in Maryland
Federalsburg
Federalsburg
Location within the U.S. state of Maryland
Federalsburg is located in the United States
Federalsburg
Federalsburg
Federalsburg (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°41′28″N 75°46′24″W / 38.69111°N 75.77333°W / 38.69111; -75.77333Coordinates: 38°41′28″N 75°46′24″W / 38.69111°N 75.77333°W / 38.69111; -75.77333
Country United States of America
State Maryland
County Caroline
Incorporated1823[2]
Government
 • MayorKimberly M. Jahnigen[3]
Area
 • Total1.99 sq mi (5.14 km2)
 • Land1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,833
 • Density1,467.88/sq mi (566.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
21632
Area code410, 443, and 667
FIPS code24-27900
GNIS feature ID0593884
Websitewww.townoffederalsburg.org

HistoryEdit

According to a contemporary source, the town was named for the Federalist Party, which met there in 1812,[5] and was incorporated in 1823.[2] A 1905 source says that Federalsburg was so named because it was settled by people from northern states.[6]

GeographyEdit

Federalsburg is located at 38°41′28″N 75°46′24″W / 38.69111°N 75.77333°W / 38.69111; -75.77333 (38.691126, -75.773296).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.02 square miles (5.23 km2), of which 1.93 square miles (5.00 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880338
189054360.7%
1900539−0.7%
19101,05094.8%
19201,28822.7%
19301,3696.3%
19401,74827.7%
19501,8787.4%
19602,0609.7%
19701,917−6.9%
19801,9521.8%
19902,36521.2%
20002,62010.8%
20102,7394.5%
20202,8333.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 2,739 people, 1,081 households, and 708 families living in the town. The population density was 1,419.2 inhabitants per square mile (548.0/km2). There were 1,191 housing units at an average density of 617.1 per square mile (238.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 53.8% White, 41.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 1,081 households, of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 26.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the town was 33.3 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.2% male and 54.8% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 2,620 people, 1,045 households, and 714 families living in the town. The population density was 1,341.5 inhabitants per square mile (518.0/km2). There were 1,130 housing units at an average density of 578.6 per square mile (223.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 58.93% White, 36.83% African Americans, 0.31% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 2.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 1,045 households, out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 25.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the age distribution of the population shows 30.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,266, and the median income for a family was $32,059. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $21,296 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,878. About 21.0% of families and 25.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.2% of those under age 18 and 18.2% of those age 65 or over.

TransportationEdit

 
MD 313 and MD 318 in Federalsburg

The primary means of travel to and from Federalsburg is by road. The primary state highways serving the town are Maryland Route 318, which runs east-west, and Maryland Route 313, which runs north-south. The two roads are concurrent for much of their passage through Federalsburg, which has been diverted to the southern and western edges of town via a bypass. Other state highways serving the town include Maryland Route 307, Maryland Route 308 and Maryland Route 315. In addition, Maryland Route 306 ends at the northeast edge of town.

EconomyEdit

Crystal Steel Fabricators Inc. is contracted to produce components for Ørsted offshore wind projects in Maryland and New Jersey.[12]

Arts and cultureEdit

Exeter was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[13]

 
Historic train station in Federalsburg, restored as headquarters of Maryland and Delaware Railroad.

The town hosted the 58th Annual Delmarva Chicken Festival in 2007 at Marshy Hope Marina Park, the second time it has done so.

SportsEdit

Federalsburg was host to three Eastern Shore Baseball League minor league teams – the Athletics, Little A's, and Feds.

GovernmentEdit

Town officials and staffEdit

  • Mayor: Kimberly Jahnigen Abner
  • Council President: Scott Phillips
  • Council Members: David Morean, Debra Varady Sewell, Edward H. Windsor
  • Chief of Police: Michael A. McDermott
  • Town Manager: Lawrence DiRe
  • Clerk-Treasurer: Kristy L. Marshall
  • Deputy Clerk: Melissa D. Hrobar
  • Accounting Clerk: Kimberly M. Brown
  • Main Street Manager/Grants Administrator: vacant
  • Code Enforcement Officer: John Garlick
  • Public Works Director: Steve Dyott

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MediaEdit

Federalsburg is the home of the radio station WTDK also known as THE DUCK.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Town of Federalsburg, Maryland". Town of Federalsburg, Maryland. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Federalsburg, Maryland". City-Data.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  3. ^ "Mayor and Council - www.federalsburg.org". federalsburg.org. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  4. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  5. ^ "Profile for Federalsburg, Maryland, MD". ePodunk. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 125.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ Kurtz, Josh (2021-10-15). "Eastern Shore steel company to make components for wind energy turbines". WTOP. Retrieved 2021-10-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  14. ^ Federalsburg Maryland – About Us
  15. ^ Downs, Winfield Scott, ed. (1941). Encyclopedia of American Biography. Vol. N.S., 12. New York, NY: American Historical Company. p. 372 – via HathiTrust.

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