Leonardtown is a town in and the county seat of St. Mary’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,930 at the 2010 census. Leonardtown is perhaps most famous for the national oyster-shucking championship that occurs annually at the St. Mary’s County fairgrounds.
Leonardtown is located at 38°17′43″N 76°38′17″W / 38.29528°N 76.63806°W / 38.29528; -76.63806 (38.295332, -76.637939).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.25 square miles (8.42 km), of which, 3.18 square miles (8.24 km) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,930 people, 1,067 households, and 614 families residing in the town. The population density was 921.4 inhabitants per square mile (355.8/km). There were 1,156 housing units at an average density of 363.5 per square mile (140.3/km). The racial makeup of the town was 77.0% White, 14.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.
There were 1,067 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.5% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.15.
The median age in the town was 40.8 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,896 people, 598 households, and 367 families residing in the town. The population density was 611.0 people per square mile (236.1/km²). There were 646 housing units at an average density of 208.2 per square mile (80.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 70.78% White, 26.00% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.
There were 598 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the town, the population was spread out with 15.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $35,563, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $35,417 versus $25,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,614. About 12.9% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.9% of those under age 18 and 19.9% of those age 65 or over.
Leonardtown Maryland neighborhoods include: Bull Rd, Clarks Rest, Huggins Pt, Leonard’s Grant, Leonardtown, Singletree