North East is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. It is located between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The population was 3,572 at the 2010 census.
The Turkey Point Light Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge was listed in 2008.
North East is located at 39°36′01″N 75°56′32″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.11 square miles (5.46 km2), of which 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,572 people, 1,433 households, and 901 families living in the town. The population density was 1,734.0 inhabitants per square mile (669.5/km2). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 801.5 per square mile (309.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 87.2% White, 7.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 1,433 households, of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families.