North East is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. It is located between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The population was 3,572 at the 2010 census.
North East is located at 39°36′01″N 75°56′32″W / 39.600342°N 75.942146°W / 39.600342; -75.942146.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km), of which, 2.06 square miles (5.34 km) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,572 people, 1,433 households, and 901 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,734.0 inhabitants per square mile (669.5/km). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 801.5 per square mile (309.5/km). The racial makeup of the town was 87.2% White, 7.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 1,433 households of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.
The median age in the town was 30.7 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.1% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,733 people, 1,081 households, and 701 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,730.8 people per square mile (667.9/km²). There were 1,215 housing units at an average density of 769.5 per square mile (296.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.82% White, 3.18% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.
There were 1,081 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,563, and the median income for a family was $39,417. Males had a median income of $34,545 versus $26,768 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,287. About 14.9% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 14.1% of those age 65 or over.
North East Maryland neighborhoods include: Alta Chesapeake Ridge, Bailiff Road, Bayview, Bethel Springs, Beulah Land, Calvert, Candlelight Ridge, Cara Cove Road, Charlestown, Chesapeake Isle, Colonial Heights, Courts of Mallory, Dela Plane, Elk Neck, Fairway Villages, Fair Winds, Lakeside Trailer Park, Laurel Chase Manor, North Creek Run, Northwoods, Red Toad, Rhodes Mountain Estates, S Main, The Harbours, Timberbrook, Whitaker Woods, Willard Drive