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Chestertown is a town in Kent County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the Chester River.
The latitude of Chestertown is 39.208N. The longitude is -76.066W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,678.
Chestertown flourished in the late 1700s as the main tobacco and wheat port along the Eastern Shore.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chestertown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kent County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21620 ZIP code.
14% of Chestertown residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chestertown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chestertown was $18,769, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Chestertown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Chestertown include Chestertown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chestertown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $465. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,063.
Libraries in Chestertown include Kent County Branch ... View libraries
Kent County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chestertown political report.
The average commute time for Chestertown workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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