Worcester County, MD

County

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2019 Population
51,765
0.39% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
50.4
0.599% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
9.05%
3.15% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$63,499
3.85% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$262,200
2.66% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
24,144
0.424% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Worcester County, MD had a population of 51.8k people with a median age of 50.4 and a median household income of $63,499. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Worcester County, MD grew from 51,564 to 51,765, a 0.39% increase and its median household income grew from $61,145 to $63,499, a 3.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), White (Hispanic) (2.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.25%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%). 0% of the households in Worcester County, MD speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.6% of the residents in Worcester County, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Worcester County, MD was $262,200, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%. Most people in Worcester County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester County, MD was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Worcester County Court House in Snow Hill, Maryland

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.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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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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Diversity

Worcester County, MD is home to a population of 51.8k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 8.62% of Worcester County, MD residents were born outside of the country (4.46k people).

In 2019, there were 6.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.5k people) in Worcester County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.47k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.5k ± 28
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.57k ± 230
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 135
3.5%
Hispanic Population
1.81k people

In 2019, there were 6.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.5k people) in Worcester County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.47k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.5% of the people in Worcester County, MD are hispanic (1.81k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.62%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.46k people
4.52%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
2.33k people

As of 2019, 8.62% of Worcester County, MD residents (4.46k 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 Worcester County, MD was 4.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

51
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Worcester County, MD was 50.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Worcester County, MD are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Worcester County, MD residents was 50.

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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

97.6%
2019 Citizenship
97.8%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.6% of Worcester County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester County, MD was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,855 ± 219
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    432 ± 114
  3. Korea
    417 ± 97

Worcester County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Worcester County, MD is $63,499. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Worcester County, MD was Census Tract 9512 with a value of $83,780, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $82,386 and $81,500.

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 Worcester County, MD employs 24.1k people. The largest industries in Worcester County, MD are Accommodation & Food Services (3,875 people), Retail Trade (2,977 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,820 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,115), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,038), and Finance & Insurance ($59,545).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,499
2019 value
± $2,925
3.85%
1 Year Growth
± 6.33%

Households in Worcester County, MD have a median annual income of $63,499, 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 $61,145 in 2018, which represents a 3.85% 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 Worcester 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9512
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9504

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Worcester County, MD was Census Tract 9512 with a value of $83,780, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9504, with respective values of $82,386 and $81,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.05% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester County, MD (4.61k out of 50.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    3,012 ± 341
  2. Black
    1,360 ± 266
  3. Two Or More
    153 ± 144

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Worcester County, MD is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

24.1k
2019 Value
± 1,003
0.424%
1 Year growth
± 5.89%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Worcester County, MD grew at a rate of 0.424%, from 24k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester County, MD, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,306 people), Management Occupations (3,144 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,657 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worcester County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Worcester County, MD, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,306 people), Management Occupations (3,144 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,657 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Worcester County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.06 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.58 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Worcester County, MD, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($76,406), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,100), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,597).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.1k
2019 Value
± 1,003
0.424%
1 Year growth
± 5.89%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Worcester County, MD grew at a rate of 0.424%, from 24k employees to 24.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester County, MD, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,875 people), Retail Trade (2,977 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,820 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worcester County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Worcester 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 Worcester County, MD, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,875 people), Retail Trade (2,977 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,820 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Worcester County, MD has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.13 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.95 times), and Construction (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Worcester County, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,115), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,038), and Finance & Insurance ($59,545).

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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 Worcester County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 60.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (34.5%), followed by Other (4.63%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Worcester County, MD
60.9% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County, MD was $262,200 in 2019, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $255,400 to $262,200, a 2.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Worcester County, MD is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Worcester County, MD have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Worcester County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$262,200
2019 Median
± $7,883
$255,400
2018 Median
± $6,411

In 2019, the median property value in Worcester County, MD grew to to $262,200 from the previous year's value of $255,400.

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

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Household Income

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$63,499
Median Household Income
± $2,925
22.1k
Number of Households
± 895

In 2019, the median household income of the 22.1k households in Worcester County, MD grew to $63,499 from the previous year's value of $61,145.

The following chart displays the households in Worcester 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

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
2019 Homeownership
75.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 75.1% of the housing units in Worcester County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester County, MD have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.62% of the workforce in Worcester County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.47%)

In 2019, 80.8% of workers in Worcester County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.36%) and those who worked at home (5.47%).

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 Worcester County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Worcester County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Worcester County, MD has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 17.5% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 17.9% on non-group plans, and 1.14% 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 Worcester County, MD see 1178 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.52% increase from the previous year (1149 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1743 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 402 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

1,178 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Worcester County, MD

Primary care physicians in Worcester County, MD see an average of 1,178 patients per year. This represents a 2.52% increase from the previous year (1,149 patients).

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

4.91%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
17.5%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
17.9%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester County, MD declined by 16.4% from 5.87% to 4.91%.

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