Caroline County, MD

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2020 Population
33,260
0.638% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.3
1.01% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
13.3%
4.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,042
0.689% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$213,400
5.38% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Caroline County, MD had a population of 33.3k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $59,042. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Caroline County, MD grew from 33,049 to 33,260, a 0.638% increase and its median household income grew from $58,638 to $59,042, a 0.689% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Caroline County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.31%), White (Hispanic) (3.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.96%).

None of the households in Caroline County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Caroline County, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Caroline County, MD was $213,400, and the homeownership rate was 71%.

Most people in Caroline County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Caroline County, MD was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Caroline County, MD is home to a population of 33.3k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.35% of Caroline County, MD residents were born outside of the country (2.11k people).

In 2020, there were 5.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Caroline County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2020 Citizenship
96.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.5% of Caroline County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Caroline County, MD was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Caroline County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25k ± 68
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.37k ± 176
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 181
7.55%
Hispanic Population
2.51k people

In 2020, there were 5.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25k people) in Caroline County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.37k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.55% of the people in Caroline County, MD are hispanic (2.51k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Caroline County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.35%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.11k people
5.17%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.71k people

As of 2020, 6.35% of Caroline County, MD residents (2.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Caroline County, MD was 5.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    794 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    363 ± 121
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    297 ± 112

Caroline County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Caroline County, MD employs 16.1k people. The largest industries in Caroline County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,123 people), Construction (2,007 people), and Retail Trade (1,814 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,353), Wholesale Trade ($61,813), and Public Administration ($58,311).

Occupations

16.1k
2020 Value
± 813
0.0436%
1 Year growth
± 6.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Caroline County, MD grew at a rate of 0.0436%, from 16.1k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caroline County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,018 people), Management Occupations (1,702 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caroline County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.1k
2020 Value
± 813
0.0436%
1 Year growth
± 6.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Caroline County, MD grew at a rate of 0.0436%, from 16.1k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caroline County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,123 people), Construction (2,007 people), and Retail Trade (1,814 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,633
Median earning men ± $2,980
$29,139
Median earning women ± $1,715

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($62,500), Wholesale Trade ($61,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,246).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($67,723), Public Administration ($57,674), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,396).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 154
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 144
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 121
    Construction

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($20.6B).

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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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

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. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Caroline County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Caroline County, MD was $213,400 in 2020, which is 0.929 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $202,500 to $213,400, a 5.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Caroline County, MD is 71%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Caroline County, MD have an average commute time of 32.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Caroline County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Caroline County, MD is $59,042. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Caroline County, MD was Census Tract 9554 with a value of $89,076, followed by Census Tract 9552.02 and Census Tract 9553.01, with respective values of $76,771 and $74,527.

Property

$213,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,088
$8,639
Median Property Taxes
±$554

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Caroline County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71%
Homeownership
2020
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71% of the housing units in Caroline County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9554
  2. Census Tract 9552.02
  3. Census Tract 9553.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caroline County, MD was Census Tract 9554 with a value of $89,076, followed by Census Tract 9552.02 and Census Tract 9553.01, with respective values of $76,771 and $74,527.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,042
Median Household Income
± $4,215
12.2k
Number of Households
± 667

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.2k households in Caroline County, MD grew to $59,042 from the previous year's value of $58,638.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Caroline County, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.39%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.79%)

In 2020, 82.6% of workers in Caroline County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.39%) and those who worked at home (3.79%).

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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Commute Time

32.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caroline County, MD have a longer commute time (32.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.66% of the workforce in Caroline County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caroline County, MD (4.35k out of 32.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

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

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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93.8% of the population of Caroline County, MD has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 27.2% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland 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 3028 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.47% increase from the previous year (2766 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1758 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2227 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,028 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Caroline County, MD

Primary care physicians in Caroline County, MD see an average of 3,028 patients per year. This represents a 9.47% increase from the previous year (2,766 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.24%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
27.2%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caroline County, MD grew by 12.1% from 5.57% to 6.24%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.6 in Caroline County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.9% in Caroline County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.1% in Caroline County, MD.

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