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Mayo, Maryland
Location of Mayo, Maryland
Location of Mayo, Maryland
Coordinates: 38°53′36″N 76°30′16″W / 38.89333°N 76.50444°W / 38.89333; -76.50444Coordinates: 38°53′36″N 76°30′16″W / 38.89333°N 76.50444°W / 38.89333; -76.50444
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Anne Arundel
 • Total 9.5 sq mi (24.5 km2)
 • Land 5.6 sq mi (14.6 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)
13 ft (4 m)
 • Total 8,298
 • Density 1,476/sq mi (570.0/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 410, 443, and 667
FIPS code 24-51575
GNIS feature ID 0590767

Mayo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 8,298 at the 2010 census. The Mayo CDP of 2010 includes all of the area that used to be counted as the Selby-on-the-Bay CDP. The beach in Mayo used to be a popular weekend resort.


Mayo is located at 38°53′36″N 76°30′16″W / 38.89333°N 76.50444°W / 38.89333; -76.50444,(38.893264, -76.504371) south of Annapolis. It occupies a peninsula between the South River to the northeast and the Rhode River to the southwest, both of which are tidal arms of Chesapeake Bay. It is bordered by the CDP of Edgewater to the northwest, and (across the South River) by the CDP of Annapolis Neck to the northeast. Saunder's Point, Shoreham Beach, Beverly Beach, Cloverlea, Turkey Point, Holly Hill Harbor, Selby Beach, and Cape Loch Haven are some of the neighborhoods found in Mayo.

Maryland Route 214 is the main road through the center of the CDP, coming to its eastern end in Beverly Beach on Chesapeake Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.5 square miles (24.5 km2), of which 5.6 square miles (14.6 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.9 km2), or 40.47%, is water.


2010 Census

Population by Race in Mayo Maryland (2010)
Race Population  % of Total
Total 8,298 100
Caucasian 7,790 93
Hispanic 266 3
Two or More Races 166 2
African American 144 1


Mayo takes its name from Commodore Isaac Mayo, who distinguished himself in the Mexican–American War. Commodore Mayo held a large tract of land on the South River, known in the early 1900s as "Mayo's Neck", that had been the home estate of Captain Nicholas Gassaway, the son of Maryland politician Colonel Nicholas Gassaway. His home, known as Gresham, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

Notable people

  • Jacob Bender, American football player
  • Phillip D. Bissett, American politician, MD House of Delegates
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