Laurel, MD

Census Place

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Population
25,834
0.305% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
Median Age
35

Poverty Rate
8.79%

Median Household Income
$75,268
3.5% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$260,000
8.47% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
14,623
0.74% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Laurel, MD had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $75,268. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Laurel, MD declined from 25,913 to 25,834, a -0.305% decrease and its median household income grew from $72,726 to $75,268, a 3.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laurel, MD are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23.6%), Other (Hispanic) (7.52%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.11%), and White (Hispanic) (6.64%). NaNk% of the people in Laurel, MD speak a non-English language, and 87.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Laurel, MD is $260,000, and the homeownership rate is 45.2%. Most people in Laurel, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Laurel, MD is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maryland (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Prince George's County, MD went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 88.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (8.4%), followed by Other (3.46%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Prince George's County, MD
88.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 88.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 84.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maryland colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Laurel, MD is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 87.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 28.3% of Laurel, MD residents were born outside of the country (7.3k people).

In 2018, there were 2.11 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Laurel, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.94k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laurel, MD
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.9k ± 916
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.1k ± 634
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.94k ± 587
15.9%
Hispanic Population
4.11k people

In 2018, there were 2.11 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.9k people) in Laurel, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.94k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.9% of the people in Laurel, MD are hispanic (4.11k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

28.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
7.3k people
26.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
6.84k people

As of 2018, 28.3% of Laurel, MD residents (7.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laurel, MD was 26.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.3
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Laurel, MD was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Laurel, MD are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Laurel, MD residents was 35.

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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

87.6%
2018 Citizenship
88.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 87.6% of Laurel, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Laurel, MD was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    434 ± 158
  2. Vietnam
    264 ± 81
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    238 ± 102

Laurel, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Laurel, MD is $75,268. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Laurel, MD was Census Tract 8002.12 with a value of $91,958, followed by Census Tract 8001.06 and Census Tract 8002.13, with respective values of $90,903 and $89,950.

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

The economy of Laurel, MD employs 14.6k people. The largest industries in Laurel, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,046 people), Public Administration (1,856 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,643 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($86,833), Information ($80,720), and Utilities ($71,089).

Wages

Median Household Income

$75,268
2018 value
± $4,623
3.5%
1 Year Growth
± 7.11%

Households in Laurel, MD have a median annual income of $75,268, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $72,726 in 2017, which represents a 3.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,629
$61,332
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,200

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  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 in Maryland.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laurel, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2017 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.459
2016 Wage GINI in Maryland

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 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 8002.12
  2. Census Tract 8001.06
  3. Census Tract 8002.13

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laurel, MD was Census Tract 8002.12 with a value of $91,958, followed by Census Tract 8001.06 and Census Tract 8002.13, with respective values of $90,903 and $89,950.

The following map shows all of the places in Laurel, 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

8.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laurel, MD (2.25k out of 25.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 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. Black
    889 ± 221
  2. White
    779 ± 183
  3. Hispanic
    507 ± 174

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laurel, MD is Black, followed by White 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

14.6k
2018 Value
± 812
-0.74%
1 Year decline
± 7.76%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Laurel, MD declined at a rate of -0.74%, from 14.7k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laurel, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,672 people), Management Occupations (1,417 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laurel, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Laurel, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,672 people), Management Occupations (1,417 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laurel, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.49 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.04 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Laurel, MD, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($95,294), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($93,125), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,182).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.6k
2018 Value
± 812
-0.74%
1 Year decline
± 7.76%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Laurel, MD declined at a rate of -0.74%, from 14.7k employees to 14.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laurel, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,046 people), Public Administration (1,856 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,643 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laurel, MD, though some of these residents may live in Laurel, 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 Laurel, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,046 people), Public Administration (1,856 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,643 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Laurel, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.73 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.58 times), and Information (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Laurel, MD, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($86,833), Information ($80,720), and Utilities ($71,089).

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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 in Maryland
$243B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laurel, MD was $260,000 in 2018, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $239,700 to $260,000, a 8.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Laurel, MD is 45.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Laurel, MD have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Laurel, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$260,000
2018 Median
± $9,416
$239,700
2017 Median
± $10,411

In 2018, the median property value in Laurel, MD grew to to $260,000 from the previous year's value of $239,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Laurel, 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 Laurel, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$75,268
Median Household Income
± $4,623
9.8k
Number of Households
± 616

In 2018, the median household income of the 9.8k households in Laurel, MD grew to $75,268 from the previous year's value of $72,726.

The following chart displays the households in Laurel, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

45.2%
2018 Homeownership
46.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 45.2% of the housing units in Laurel, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.4%.

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

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laurel, MD have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.43% of the workforce in Laurel, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    73.7%
  2. Public Transit
    9.11%
  3. Carpooled
    8.29%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Laurel, MD was Drove Alone (73.7%), followed by those who Public Transit (9.11%) and those who Carpooled (8.29%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Laurel, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laurel, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

90% of the population of Laurel, MD has health coverage, with 54.8% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 5.69% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.78% 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 Prince George's County, MD see 1907 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0524% decrease from the previous year (1908 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1651 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 886 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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1,907 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Prince George's County, MD

Primary care physicians in Prince George's County, MD see an average of 1,907 patients per year. This represents a 0.0524% decrease from the previous year (1,908 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Prince George's County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$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

10%
Uninsured
54.8%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
5.69%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.78%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laurel, MD declined by 5.45% from 10.6% to 10%.

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