Somerset, MD

Census Place

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2019 Population
1,090
4.05% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
45.9
4.77% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
2.39%
24.7% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$250,001
2019 Median Property Value
$1.48M
15.6% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
513
3.02% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Somerset, MD had a population of 1.09k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $250,001. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Somerset, MD declined from 1,136 to 1,090, a −4.05% decrease and its median household income stayed from $250,001 to $250,001, a 0% change.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Somerset, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.97%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.65%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.826%). 0% of the households in Somerset, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

87% of the residents in Somerset, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Somerset, MD was $1.48M, and the homeownership rate was 93.8%. Most people in Somerset, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Somerset, MD was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Somerset, MD is home to a population of 1.09k people, from which 87% are citizens. As of 2019, 18.6% of Somerset, MD residents were born outside of the country (203 people).

In 2019, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (949 people) in Somerset, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76 White (Hispanic) and 34 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Somerset, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    949 ± 151
  2. White (Hispanic)
    76 ± 48
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    34 ± 24
7.8%
Hispanic Population
85 people

In 2019, there were 12.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (949 people) in Somerset, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76 White (Hispanic) and 34 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.8% of the people in Somerset, MD are hispanic (85 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

18.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
203 people
20.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
229 people

As of 2019, 18.6% of Somerset, MD residents (203 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Somerset, MD was 20.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 4.4
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Somerset, MD was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Somerset, MD are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Somerset, MD residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,550 ± 8,052 people
  2. India
    61,201 ± 6,043 people
  3. China
    43,434 ± 5,098 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,550 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,201 and China with 43,434.

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Citizenship

87%
2019 Citizenship
85.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 87% of Somerset, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Somerset, MD was 85.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10 ± 19
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7 ± 14
  3. Korea
    4 ± 13

Somerset, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,242. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Somerset, MD employs 513 people. The largest industries in Somerset, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (161 people), Public Administration (93 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (71 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($224,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$250,001
2019 value
± N/A

Households in Somerset, MD have a median annual income of $250,001, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $250,001 in 2018, which represents a 0% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$82,411
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,726
$65,242
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,274

In 2019, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $82,342 ± $129,777
  2. Asian
    $74,489 ± $4,278
  3. White
    $72,366 ± $1,474

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.11 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 Somerset, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2019, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0216% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Census Tract 7055.02
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.39% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Somerset, MD (26 out of 1.09k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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
    22 ± 58
  2. Hispanic
    7 ± 59
  3. Asian
    4 ± 60

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

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

513
2019 Value
± 93
−3.02%
1 Year decline
± 26%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Somerset, MD declined at a rate of −3.02%, from 529 employees to 513 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Somerset, MD, are Management Occupations (111 people), Legal Occupations (90 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (72 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Somerset, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Somerset, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (111 people), Legal Occupations (90 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (72 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Somerset, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (15.6 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (7.9 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Somerset, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($250,001), Sales & Related Occupations ($250,001), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($248,438).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

513
2019 Value
± 93
−3.02%
1 Year decline
± 26%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Somerset, MD declined at a rate of −3.02%, from 529 employees to 513 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Somerset, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (161 people), Public Administration (93 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (71 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Somerset, MD, though some of these residents may live in Somerset, 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 Somerset, MD, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (161 people), Public Administration (93 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (71 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Somerset, MD has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4.33 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.93 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Somerset, MD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($224,250).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 89.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Maryland
65.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 89.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 87.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 78.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 89.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset, MD was $1.48M in 2019, which is 6.14 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $1.28M to $1.48M, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Somerset, MD is 93.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Somerset, MD have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Somerset, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$1.48M
2019 Median
± $197,617
$1.28M
2018 Median
± $119,520

In 2019, the median property value in Somerset, MD grew to to $1.48M from the previous year's value of $1.28M.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Somerset, 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 Somerset, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $1M - $1,499,999 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.
$250,001
Median Household Income
± N/A
369
Number of Households
± 69

In 2019, the median household income of the 369 households in Somerset, MD stayed at $250,001 from the previous year's value of $250,001.

The following chart displays the households in Somerset, 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

93.8%
2019 Homeownership
94.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 93.8% of the housing units in Somerset, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 94.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Somerset, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Somerset, MD have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Somerset, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (42%)
  2. Worked At Home (23.3%)
  3. Public Transit (18.8%)

In 2019, 42% of workers in Somerset, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (23.3%) and those who used public transit to get to work (18.8%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

100% of the population of Somerset, MD has health coverage, with 66.6% on employee plans, 0.55% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 0% 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 Montgomery County, MD see 723 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (743 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 805 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 304 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.9%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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723 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, MD

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see an average of 723 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (743 patients).

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

0%
Uninsured
66.6%
Employer Coverage
0.55%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Somerset, MD stayed by NaNN% from 0% to 0%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Somerset, 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. 18.9% prevalence
  2. 15.9% prevalence
  3. 14.5% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 18.9%.

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

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