Wicomico County, MD

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2019 Population
102,539
0.359% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
36.1
0.838% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.4%
1.32% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$56,956
0.615% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$175,700
2.33% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
48,959
0.548% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Wicomico County, MD had a population of 103k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $56,956. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Wicomico County, MD grew from 102,172 to 102,539, a 0.359% increase and its median household income grew from $56,608 to $56,956, a 0.615% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wicomico County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.51%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.12%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%). 0% of the households in Wicomico County, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

94.7% of the residents in Wicomico County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wicomico County, MD are Salisbury University (2,217 degrees awarded in 2019), Wor-Wic Community College (460 degrees), and Delmarva Beauty Academy (22 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Wicomico County, MD was $175,700, and the homeownership rate was 57.7%. Most people in Wicomico County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Wicomico County, MD was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Wicomico County, MD is home to a population of 103k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 19.6% of Wicomico County, MD residents were born outside of the country (20.1k people).

In 2019, there were 2.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.6k people) in Wicomico County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wicomico County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    64.6k ± 32
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.3k ± 510
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.6k ± 495
5.24%
Hispanic Population
5.38k people

In 2019, there were 2.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64.6k people) in Wicomico County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.24% of the people in Wicomico County, MD are hispanic (5.38k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
20.1k people
8.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.44k people

As of 2019, 19.6% of Wicomico County, MD residents (20.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wicomico County, MD was 8.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.3

In 2019, the median age of all people in Wicomico County, MD was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Wicomico County, MD are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Wicomico County, MD residents was 36.

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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

94.7%
2019 Citizenship
95%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 94.7% of Wicomico County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Wicomico County, MD was 95%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,007 ± 272
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,014 ± 252
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    941 ± 236

Wicomico County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maryland (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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

Median household income in Wicomico County, MD is $56,956. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Wicomico County, MD was Census Tract 106.05 with a value of $97,418, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $78,804 and $78,553.

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 Wicomico County, MD employs 49k people. The largest industries in Wicomico County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,995 people), Educational Services (6,003 people), and Retail Trade (6,002 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($51,164), Public Administration ($50,173), and Utilities ($48,445).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,956
2019 value
± $2,596
0.615%
1 Year Growth
± 5.56%

Households in Wicomico County, MD have a median annual income of $56,956, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,608 in 2018, which represents a 0.615% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender 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 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
    $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 Wicomico County, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106.05
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 108

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wicomico County, MD was Census Tract 106.05 with a value of $97,418, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $78,804 and $78,553.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wicomico County, MD (15.2k out of 98.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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
    8,331 ± 758
  2. Black
    5,330 ± 595
  3. Hispanic
    1,536 ± 372

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

49k
2019 Value
± 1,650
−0.548%
1 Year decline
± 4.83%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wicomico County, MD declined at a rate of −0.548%, from 49.2k employees to 49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wicomico County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,971 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,968 people), and Management Occupations (3,865 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wicomico County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wicomico County, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,971 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,968 people), and Management Occupations (3,865 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wicomico County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.38 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wicomico County, MD, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($77,391), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,242), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($66,615).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49k
2019 Value
± 1,650
−0.548%
1 Year decline
± 4.83%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Wicomico County, MD declined at a rate of −0.548%, from 49.2k employees to 49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wicomico County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,995 people), Educational Services (6,003 people), and Retail Trade (6,002 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wicomico County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Wicomico 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 Wicomico County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,995 people), Educational Services (6,003 people), and Retail Trade (6,002 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wicomico County, MD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.41 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.4 times), and Educational Services (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wicomico County, MD, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($51,164), Public Administration ($50,173), and Utilities ($48,445).

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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. $25.4B
  2. $20.9B
  3. $20.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $25.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($20.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($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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$231B
2018 Value in Maryland
$419B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
81.8% growth

In 2018, total outbound Maryland trade was $231B. This is expected to increase 81.8% to $419B 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. $23.6B
  3. $9.87B

In 2018, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $23.6B and New York and $9.87B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Wicomico County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 52.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (42.4%), followed by Other (5.4%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wicomico County, MD
52.2% for the Republican 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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Education

In 2019, universities in Wicomico County, MD awarded 2,699 degrees. The student population of Wicomico County, MD is skewed towards women, with 4,644 male students and 6,915 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wicomico County, MD are White (1,994 and 74.9%), followed by Black or African American (321 and 12.1%), Hispanic or Latino (101 and 3.79%), and Two or More Races (86 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Wicomico County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Salisbury University (2,217 and 82.1%), Wor-Wic Community College (460 and 17%), and Delmarva Beauty Academy (22 and 0.815%).

The most popular majors in Wicomico County, MD are Social Work (300 and 11.1%), General Business Administration & Management (155 and 5.74%), and Registered Nursing (150 and 5.56%).

The median tuition cost in Wicomico County, MD for a public four year colleges is $7,264 for in-state students and $17,330 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 147 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 138 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wicomico County, MD was Social Work with 131 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,217 degrees awarded
  2. 460 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded
$7,264
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Wicomico County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salisbury University with 2,217 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,019
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,680
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,019 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wicomico County, MD, which is 0.607 times less than the 1,680 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Wicomico County, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,994 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    321 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    101 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Wicomico County, MD was White students. These 1,994 degrees mean that there were 6.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 321 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wicomico County, MD was $175,700 in 2019, which is 0.731 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $171,700 to $175,700, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Wicomico County, MD is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Wicomico County, MD have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wicomico County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$175,700
2019 Median
± $4,393
$171,700
2018 Median
± $3,316

In 2019, the median property value in Wicomico County, MD grew to to $175,700 from the previous year's value of $171,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wicomico 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 Wicomico County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$56,956
Median Household Income
± $2,596
37.8k
Number of Households
± 1,385

In 2019, the median household income of the 37.8k households in Wicomico County, MD grew to $56,956 from the previous year's value of $56,608.

The following chart displays the households in Wicomico 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wicomico County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wicomico County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%
2019 Homeownership
59.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 57.7% of the housing units in Wicomico County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.2%.

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

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wicomico County, MD have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Wicomico County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.77%)

In 2019, 82.5% of workers in Wicomico County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.1%) and those who worked at home (3.77%).

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

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Health

93.4% of the population of Wicomico County, MD has health coverage, with 43.2% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.4% 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 Wicomico County, MD see 1612 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.66% increase from the previous year (1470 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1205 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 289 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

1,612 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wicomico County, MD

Primary care physicians in Wicomico County, MD see an average of 1,612 patients per year. This represents a 9.66% increase from the previous year (1,470 patients).

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

6.6%
Uninsured
43.2%
Employer Coverage
25.2%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wicomico County, MD declined by 4.89% from 6.94% to 6.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wicomico 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. 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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