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Crisfield is a city in Somerset County, in the Salisbury metro area.

The community was named after John Crisfield, railroad developer

The latitude of Crisfield is 37.983N. The longitude is -75.854W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,780.


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Median household income
Local
$17,979
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Crisfield demographic reports
Crisfield is on the Little Annemessex River
Former and merged names include:
· Annemessex
· Somers Cove
Early fishing community. Billions of oyster shells were used in the foundations for local roads, buildings and railroads
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: blue crab
Well-known residents have included:
· Wesley Nelson, founder of Del Monte
Local festivals include:
  • National Hard Crab Derby & Fair - Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2007
  • Soft Shell Spring Fair - May 27, 2007
  • Waterman's Festival - Oct. 19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Crisfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Pocomoke Sound Wildlife Management Area, Janes Island State Park, Cedar Island Wildlife Management Area
Historic sites and museums: J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Crisfield residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crisfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crisfield was $12,387, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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5% of Crisfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Crisfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $769.


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Libraries in Crisfield include Corbin Memorial Branch ... View libraries

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Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crisfield political report.

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The average commute time for Crisfield workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Crisfield include Americas Best Value Inn.

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