Charles County is located in southwestern Maryland. The County Seat is La Plata and the largest city is Waldorf. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.charlescountymd.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 154,747 and the 2010 census population was 146,551. The land area is 457.75 square miles and there are 320.2 persons per square mile.
49.1% of the population is White, 43.1% is Black or African American, 5% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.3% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.6% is two or more races. 91.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $297,900, there are 51,247 households, an average of 2.88 persons per household. The per capita income is $37,277, the median household income is $93,160, and 7% of the persons in Charles County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 11,011. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,369,800, and sales per capita were $16,846. The percentage of black-owned firms is 29.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.3%.
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