Loch Lynn Heights is a town in Garrett County, Maryland, United States. The population was 552 at the 2010 census.

Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland
Location of Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland
Location of Loch Lynn Heights, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°23′31″N 79°22′25″W / 39.39194°N 79.37361°W / 39.39194; -79.37361Coordinates: 39°23′31″N 79°22′25″W / 39.39194°N 79.37361°W / 39.39194; -79.37361
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountyGarrett
Incorporated1896[1]
Government
 • MayorCarolyn S. Corley
Area
 • Total0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Land0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,448 ft (746 m)
Population
 • Total552
 • Estimate 
(2017)[4]
528
 • Density1,660.38/sq mi (640.93/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code24-47525
GNIS feature ID0585528

GeographyEdit

Loch Lynn Heights is located at 39°23′31″N 79°22′25″W / 39.39194°N 79.37361°W / 39.39194; -79.37361 (39.391838, -79.373635).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2), all land.[6]

1967 F3 tornadoEdit

On May 19, 1967 a tornado struck Loch Lynn Heights, causing one fatality and throwing a small frame house 100 yards.[7] It was rated an F3.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1900215
19102160.5%
19202243.7%
1930198−11.6%
194033971.2%
195041522.4%
196047614.7%
19705076.5%
1980503−0.8%
1990461−8.3%
20004691.7%
201055217.7%
Est. 2017528[4]−4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 552 people, 203 households, and 157 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,725.0 inhabitants per square mile (666.0/km2). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 712.5 per square mile (275.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 203 households of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.7% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the town was 32.8 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 469 people, 181 households, and 135 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,485.0 people per square mile (565.9/km²). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 639.6 per square mile (243.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.36% White, 0.43% Asian, and 0.21% from two or more races.

There were 181 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,875, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $16,111 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,369. About 14.7% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

The current[when?] mayor is Carolyn S. Corley.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Loch Lynn Heights". Maryland Manual. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 2, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-03-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.tornadohistoryproject.com
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.