Caroline County, MD

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Population

32,785

0.404% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$52,469

3.22% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

15,674

1.71% growth

Median Property Value

$201,200

4.47% growth

About

In 2017, Caroline County, MD had a population of 32.8k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $52,469. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Caroline County, MD grew from 32,653 to 32,785, a 0.404% increase and its median household income grew from $50,830 to $52,469, a 3.22% increase.

The population of Caroline County, MD is 76.3% White Alone, 13.2% Black or African American Alone, and 6.85% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Caroline County, MD speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Caroline County, MD is $201,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.2%. Most people in Caroline County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Caroline County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Caroline County, MD employs 15.7k people. The largest industries in Caroline County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,330 people), Retail Trade (2,016 people), and Construction (1,875 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,537), Public Administration ($55,377), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250).

Median household income in Caroline County, MD is $52,469. Males in Caroline County, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Caroline County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,469

2017 value

± $2,494

3.22%

1 Year Growth

± 5.2%

Households in Caroline County, MD have a median annual income of $52,469, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,830 in 2016, which represents a 3.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Caroline County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9553.01

  2. Census Tract 9555

  3. Census Tract 9551

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caroline County, MD was Census Tract 9553.01 with a value of $70,250, followed by Census Tract 9555 and Census Tract 9551, with respective values of $62,891 and $58,281.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Caroline County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caroline County, MD (5.34k out of 32.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,584 ± 380

  2. Black

    1,194 ± 191

  3. Hispanic

    720 ± 190

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Caroline County, MD is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.7k

2017 Value

± 726

1.71%

1 Year growth

± 6.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caroline County, MD grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 15.4k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caroline County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,202 people), Management Occupations (1,429 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caroline County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Caroline County, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,202 people), Management Occupations (1,429 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,386 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caroline County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.1 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Caroline County, MD, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($76,042), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,589), and Protective Service Occupations ($61,734).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.7k

2017 Value

± 726

1.71%

1 Year growth

± 6.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Caroline County, MD grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 15.4k employees to 15.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caroline County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,330 people), Retail Trade (2,016 people), and Construction (1,875 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caroline County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Caroline County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Caroline County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,330 people), Retail Trade (2,016 people), and Construction (1,875 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Caroline County, MD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.42 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.11 times), and Construction (1.91 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Caroline County, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($59,537), Public Administration ($55,377), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.7% of the population of Caroline County, MD has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Caroline County, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Caroline County, MD see 2715 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (2712 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1932 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2527 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,715 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Caroline County, MD see an average of 2,715 patients per year. This represents a 0.111% increase from the previous year (2,712 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Caroline County, MD in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.32%

Uninsured

40.1%

Employer Coverage

26.1%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caroline County, MD declined by 17.3% from 10.1% to 8.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Caroline County, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Caroline County, MD is home to a population of 32.8k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.25% of Caroline County, MD residents were born outside of the country (1.39k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Caroline County, MD is composed of 25k White Alone residents (76.3%), 4.34k Black or African American Alone residents (13.2%), 2.25k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.85%), 906 Two or More Races residents (2.76%), 190 Asian Alone residents (0.58%), 41 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.125%), 31 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0946%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0214%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Caroline County, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Caroline County, MD was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Caroline County, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Caroline County, MD residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.39k people

3.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.3k people

As of 2017, 4.25% of Caroline County, MD residents (1.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Caroline County, MD was 3.99%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Caroline County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Caroline County, MD was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25k ± 14

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.34k ± 181

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.25k ± 416

In 2017, there were 5.76 times more White Alone residents (25k people) in Caroline County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.34k Black or African American Alone and 2.25k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Caroline County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Caroline County, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Caroline County, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Caroline County, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    740 ± 128

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    374 ± 105

  3. Korea

    214 ± 72

Caroline County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caroline County, MD was $201,200 in 2017, which is 0.925 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $192,600 to $201,200, a 4.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Caroline County, MD is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Caroline County, MD have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Caroline County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,469

Median Household Income

± $2,494

12k

Number of Households

± 614

In 2017, the median household income of the 12k households in Caroline County, MD grew to $52,469 from the previous year's value of $50,830.

The following chart displays the households in Caroline County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$201,200

2017 Median

± $7,925

$192,600

2016 Median

± $7,323

In 2017, the median property value in Caroline County, MD grew to to $201,200 from the previous year's value of $192,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Caroline County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caroline County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Caroline County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caroline County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.2% of the housing units in Caroline County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Caroline County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Caroline County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Caroline County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caroline County, MD have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.66% of the workforce in Caroline County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.62%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Caroline County, MD was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.62%) and those who Worked At Home (2.65%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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