Easton, MD

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Population

37,461

0.55% decline

Median Age

49.7


Median Household Income

$65,595

6.84% growth

Poverty Rate

9.97%


Number of Employees

17,863

1.52% growth

Median Property Value

$326,300

1.81% growth

About

In 2017, Easton, MD had a population of 37.5k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $65,595. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Easton, MD declined from 37,668 to 37,461, a -0.55% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,395 to $65,595, a 6.84% increase.

The population of Easton, MD is 77.6% White Alone, 11.4% Black or African American Alone, and 6.48% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Easton, MD speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Easton, MD is $326,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.3%. Most people in Easton, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Easton, MD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Tributaries of the Chester River, from front to back: West Fork (Langford Creek), East Fork, mainstem Chester River, Corsica River.

Economy

The economy of Easton, MD employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Easton, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,556 people), Retail Trade (2,061 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,691 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,226), Public Administration ($58,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,187).

Median household income in Easton, MD is $65,595. Males in Easton, 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 Easton, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,595

2017 value

± $5,078

6.84%

1 Year Growth

± 9.33%

Households in Easton, MD have a median annual income of $65,595, 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 $61,395 in 2016, which represents a 6.84% 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 Easton, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Easton, MD was Howard County, MD with a value of $111,473, followed by Montgomery County, MD and Calvert County, MD, with respective values of $103,235 and $100,590.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Easton, MD (3.69k out of 37k 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 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    2,515 ± 322

  2. Black

    883 ± 236

  3. Hispanic

    668 ± 214

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

17.9k

2017 Value

± 807

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 6.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Easton, MD grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 17.6k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Easton, MD, are Management Occupations (2,212 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,994 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,861 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Easton, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Easton, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,212 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,994 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,861 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Easton, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.79 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.72 times), and Legal Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Easton, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,089), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,581).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.9k

2017 Value

± 807

1.52%

1 Year growth

± 6.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Easton, MD grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 17.6k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Easton, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,556 people), Retail Trade (2,061 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,691 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Easton, MD, though some of these residents may live in Easton, 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 Easton, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,556 people), Retail Trade (2,061 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,691 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Easton, MD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.48 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.37 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Easton, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($69,226), Public Administration ($58,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,187).

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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

93.8% of the population of Easton, MD has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Easton, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 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

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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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

6.2%

Uninsured

40.8%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

19.5%

Medicare

18.8%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Easton, MD declined by 10.7% from 6.94% to 6.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Easton, 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

Easton, MD is home to a population of 37.5k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.28% of Easton, MD residents were born outside of the country (2.35k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Easton, MD is composed of 29.1k White Alone residents (77.6%), 4.28k Black or African American Alone residents (11.4%), 2.43k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.48%), 887 Two or More Races residents (2.37%), 534 Asian Alone residents (1.43%), 206 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.55%), 31 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0828%), and 24 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0641%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Easton, MD was 49.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Easton, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Easton, MD residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.35k people

5.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.22k people

As of 2017, 6.28% of Easton, MD residents (2.35k 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 Easton, MD was 5.89%, 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

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Easton, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Easton, MD was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.1k ± 215

  2. Black or African American Alone

    4.28k ± 272

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.43k ± 240

In 2017, there were 6.8 times more White Alone residents (29.1k people) in Easton, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.28k Black or African American Alone and 2.43k 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 Easton, 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 Easton, 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 Easton, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Easton, 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

    1,269 ± 173

  2. Korea

    456 ± 110

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    310 ± 89

Easton, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Easton, MD was $326,300 in 2017, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $320,500 to $326,300, a 1.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Easton, MD is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Easton, MD have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Easton, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,595

Median Household Income

± $5,078

16.5k

Number of Households

± 787

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.5k households in Easton, MD grew to $65,595 from the previous year's value of $61,395.

The following chart displays the households in Easton, 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

$326,300

2017 Median

± $9,696

$320,500

2016 Median

± $12,243

In 2017, the median property value in Easton, MD grew to to $326,300 from the previous year's value of $320,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Easton, 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 Easton, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.3%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.3% of the housing units in Easton, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Easton, MD have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.95% of the workforce in Easton, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.67%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Easton, MD was Drove Alone (78.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.67%) and those who Worked At Home (6.33%).

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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