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Solomons, Maryland

Solomons is a town located in Calvert County, Maryland. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,536.


Solomons Island is on the north side of the mouth of Patuxent River, where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. It is just across from the U.S. Patuxent River Naval Air Station (on the south side of the mouth of the Patuxent River).

Solomons is located at 38°20'11" North, 76°27'51" West (38.336431, -76.464102)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.9 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 15.96% water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 1,536 people, 689 households, and 378 families residing in the town. The population density is 331.3/km² (856.1/mi²). There are 881 housing units at an average density of 190.0/km² (491.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.69% White, 6.64% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 689 households out of which 15.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% are married couples living together, 4.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.1% are non-families. 39.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 24.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.97 and the average family size is 2.56.

In the town the population is spread out with 13.1% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 41.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 56 years. For every 100 females there are 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $48,532, and the median income for a family is $74,318. Males have a median income of $64,833 versus $34,313 for females. The per capita income for the town is $33,049. 3.4% of the population and 2.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.0% are under the age of 18 and 0.0% are 65 or older.