Easton, Maryland is an incorporated town and the county seat of Talbot County, Maryland, United States. The population was 15,945 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population in 2018 of 16,494. The primary ZIP Code is 21601, and the secondary is 21606. The primary phone exchange is 822, the auxiliary exchanges are 820, 763, and 770, and the area code is 410.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.67 square miles (27.64 km), of which 10.56 square miles (27.35 km) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km) is water.
As of the census of 2013, there were 16,687 people, 6,711 households, and 4,079 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,509.9 inhabitants per square mile (583.0/km). There were 7,405 housing units at an average density of 701.2 per square mile (270.7/km). The racial make-up of the town was 73.1% White, 17.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 5.1% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race constituted 9.8% of the population.
There were 6,711 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.92.
The median age in the town was 41.2 years. Of residents 22.3% were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender make-up of the town was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.
The median income for a household in the town was $53,209. Males had a median income of $31,103 versus $25,411 for females. The per capita income for the town was $31,061. About 27.0% of families and 31.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
Easton Maryland neighborhoods include: Bailey’s Neck Rd, Bartlett Avenue, Beechwood, Cedar Point, Dutchmans Ln, Galloways at Cookes Hope, Goldsborough, Golton/Mulberry, Harrison / Washington, High Banks, Honeysuckle/Paper Run, Hyde Park, Idlewilde, Kirkham, Lyons Drive, Matthewstown Run, Ocean Gateway, Patriot Square, Peachy Blossoms, Sycamore, Tunis Mills/Unionville, Villa Road, Waverly, Wayne’s World, W Earle Ave, Woods at Stoney Ridge, Woodside