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Arden-on-the-Severn, Maryland

Arden-on-the-Severn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 1,971 at the 2000 census.


Arden-on-the-Severn is located at (39.071009, -76.590347).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (10.91%) is water.

History and Background

According to the town center in Arden on the Severn, the area was used in the past for mining and cultivation. It developed into a community as the miners and cultivators remained close to and resided in the areas by the mines, especially areas closest to the beaches. There are a total of 4 community sponsored beaches in the town. It is one of the wealthiest areas in Anne Arundel County along with the Annapolis, Severna Park, and Davidsonville areas with the average household value at over $850,000.

Its properties are some of the most sought after in the state, as the community is secluded from main roads and businesses, but is close enough for easy commuting. One of the oldest homes in the vicinity is located on Dockser Drive and was built in the 1930's during the mining period. The area is mostly wooded, but it's proximity to the beaches aids in raising the property value of most if not all of the homes in the area. Most of the children in the community attend the Old Mill School Complex or the nearby private school, Indian Creek.

Notable Persons living in this area are: Kevin Williams and Christina Williams. Also from this area is prominent Legislative Public Affairs personnel Leah Johnston. Since completing high school and starting a private government business, Kevin Williams has become the only multi-millionaire in the vicinity and currently is having talks with other private companies for a multi-company expansion. He now owns a private beach home near herald harbor.


As of the census of 2000, there were 1,971 people, 739 households, and 557 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,345.1 people per square mile (517.7/km²). There were 759 housing units at an average density of 518.0/sq mi (199.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.08% White, 1.93% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population.

There were 739 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 32.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 109.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $76,241, and the median income for a family was $85,926. Males had a median income of $49,034 versus $40,417 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,426. About 3.7% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


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