Cecil County, MD

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Population

102,416

0.236% growth

Median Age

40.3


Median Household Income

$70,516

3.79% growth

Poverty Rate

9.43%


Number of Employees

50,620

1.92% growth

Median Property Value

$238,000

0.792% decline

About

In 2017, Cecil County, MD had a population of 102k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $70,516. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cecil County, MD grew from 102,175 to 102,416, a 0.236% increase and its median household income grew from $67,938 to $70,516, a 3.79% increase.

The population of Cecil County, MD is 85.8% White Alone, 6.41% Black or African American Alone, and 4.13% Hispanic or Latino. 5% of the people in Cecil County, MD speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cecil County, MD are Cecil College (422 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Cecil County, MD is $238,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.1%. Most people in Cecil County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Cecil County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cecil County, MD employs 50.6k people. The largest industries in Cecil County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,956 people), Retail Trade (5,762 people), and Construction (4,671 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($73,399), Utilities ($72,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,426).

Median household income in Cecil County, MD is $70,516. Males in Cecil 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 Cecil County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,516

2017 value

± $2,476

3.79%

1 Year Growth

± 5.01%

Households in Cecil County, MD have a median annual income of $70,516, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,938 in 2016, which represents a 3.79% 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 Cecil County, MD 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 Cecil County, MD 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Cecil County, MD by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cecil 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 309.04

  2. Census Tract 313.01

  3. Census Tract 307

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cecil County, MD was Census Tract 309.04 with a value of $90,933, followed by Census Tract 313.01 and Census Tract 307, with respective values of $84,857 and $81,047.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cecil 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

9.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cecil County, MD (9.53k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    7,053 ± 601

  2. Black

    1,258 ± 271

  3. Hispanic

    898 ± 238

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cecil 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

50.6k

2017 Value

± 1,633

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 4.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cecil County, MD grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 49.7k employees to 50.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cecil County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,506 people), Management Occupations (4,614 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,352 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cecil County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cecil County, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,506 people), Management Occupations (4,614 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,352 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cecil County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.76 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.56 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cecil County, MD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,152), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,030), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,455).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

50.6k

2017 Value

± 1,633

1.92%

1 Year growth

± 4.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cecil County, MD grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 49.7k employees to 50.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cecil County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,956 people), Retail Trade (5,762 people), and Construction (4,671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cecil County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Cecil 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 Cecil County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,956 people), Retail Trade (5,762 people), and Construction (4,671 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cecil County, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.5 times higher than expected), Construction (1.47 times), and Utilities (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cecil County, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($73,399), Utilities ($72,313), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,426).

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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 with $17.7B and Electronics and $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

94.5% of the population of Cecil County, MD has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cecil County, MD see 2767 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.6% increase from the previous year (2275 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2503 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 614 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

2,767 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cecil County, MD see an average of 2,767 patients per year. This represents a 21.6% increase from the previous year (2,275 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cecil 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

Data only available at state level.

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

5.48%

Uninsured

56%

Employer Coverage

15.4%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cecil County, MD declined by 22.1% from 7.03% to 5.48%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cecil 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

Cecil County, MD is home to a population of 102k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.38% of Cecil County, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Cecil County, MD is composed of 87.9k White Alone residents (85.8%), 6.57k Black or African American Alone residents (6.41%), 4.23k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.13%), 1.99k Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 1.46k Asian Alone residents (1.43%), 270 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.264%), 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00683%), and 4 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00391%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cecil County, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,015 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (319 speakers), and Russian (283 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cecil County, MD was 40.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Cecil County, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cecil County, MD residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.38% of Cecil County, MD residents 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 Cecil County, MD was 3.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Cecil County, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Cecil County, MD residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Cecil County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cecil County, MD was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.9k ± 16

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.57k ± 374

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    4.23k ± 585

In 2017, there were 13.4 times more White Alone residents (87.9k people) in Cecil County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.57k Black or African American Alone and 4.23k 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 Cecil County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,015 speakers (2.1%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    319 speakers (0.332%)

  3. Russian

    283 speakers (0.295%)

5% of Cecil County, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Cecil County, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.1% of the overall population of Cecil County, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.332% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.295% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,611 ± 293

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,124 ± 247

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    890 ± 205

Cecil County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cecil County, MD awarded 422 degrees. The student population of Cecil County, MD is skewed towards women, with 965 male students and 1,647 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cecil County, MD are White (352 and 84.2%), followed by Black or African American (28 and 6.7%), Hispanic or Latino (14 and 3.35%), and Asian (12 and 2.87%).

The largest universities in Cecil County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Cecil College (422 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cecil County, MD are General Studies (77 and 18.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (56 and 13.3%), and General Business Administration & Management (54 and 12.8%).

The median tuition costs in Cecil County, MD are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 77 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cecil County, MD was General Studies with 77 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cecil County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

422 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Cecil County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cecil College with 422 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

168

Degrees Awarded to Men

254

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 168 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cecil County, MD, which is 0.661 times less than the 254 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    352 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cecil County, MD were to White students. These 352 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cecil County, MD was $238,000 in 2017, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $239,900 to $238,000, a 0.792% decrease. The homeownership rate in Cecil County, MD is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cecil County, MD have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cecil 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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$70,516

Median Household Income

± $2,476

37.1k

Number of Households

± 1,377

In 2017, the median household income of the 37.1k households in Cecil County, MD grew to $70,516 from the previous year's value of $67,938.

The following chart displays the households in Cecil 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

$238,000

2017 Median

± $4,925

$239,900

2016 Median

± $4,798

In 2017, the median property value in Cecil County, MD declined from to $238,000 from the previous year's value of $239,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cecil 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 Cecil 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 Cecil County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cecil County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

73.1%

2017 Homeownership

72.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.1% of the housing units in Cecil County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cecil 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 Cecil County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cecil County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cecil County, MD have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Cecil County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.39%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cecil County, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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