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Cavetown, Maryland
Location of Cavetown, Maryland
Location of Cavetown, Maryland
Country United States
State Maryland
County Washington
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,486
 • Density 770.9/sq mi (297.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21720
Area code(s) 301
FIPS code 24-14225
GNIS feature ID 0589919

Cavetown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,486 at the 2000 census.


The Willows was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.


Cavetown is located at 39°38′43″N 77°35′33″W / 39.64528°N 77.5925°W / 39.64528; -77.5925 (39.645329, -77.592368).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,486 people, 577 households, and 461 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 770.9 people per square mile (297.3/km²). There were 589 housing units at an average density of 305.6/sq mi (117.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.51% White, 0.13% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 577 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.1% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $48,816, and the median income for a family was $60,238. Males had a median income of $38,523 versus $28,173 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,790. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

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