Worcester County, MD

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Population

51,559

0.229% growth

Median Age

49.7


Median Household Income

$59,458

3.9% growth

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Number of Employees

23,915

0.788% growth

Median Property Value

$252,100

3.49% growth

About

In 2017, Worcester County, MD had a population of 51.6k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $59,458. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Worcester County, MD grew from 51,441 to 51,559, a 0.229% increase and its median household income grew from $57,227 to $59,458, a 3.9% increase.

The population of Worcester County, MD is 80% White Alone, 13.4% Black or African American Alone, and 3.38% Hispanic or Latino. 5.93% of the people in Worcester County, MD speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Worcester County, MD is $252,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.4%. Most people in Worcester County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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

Economy

The economy of Worcester County, MD employs 23.9k people. The largest industries in Worcester County, MD are Accommodation & Food Services (3,923 people), Retail Trade (3,230 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,606 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($54,787), Information ($54,009), and Utilities ($52,679).

Median household income in Worcester County, MD is $59,458. Males in Worcester County, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Worcester County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,458

2017 value

± $2,463

3.9%

1 Year Growth

± 5.82%

Households in Worcester County, MD have a median annual income of $59,458, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,227 in 2016, which represents a 3.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Worcester County, MD workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Worcester County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9511

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Worcester County, MD was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $80,385, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9511, with respective values of $77,957 and $73,656.

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 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester County, MD (5.23k out of 50.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    3,095 ± 349

  2. Black

    1,936 ± 306

  3. Two Or More

    149 ± 142

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

23.9k

2017 Value

± 1,003

0.788%

1 Year growth

± 5.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester County, MD grew at a rate of 0.788%, from 23.7k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester County, MD, are Sales & Related Occupations (3,318 people), Management Occupations (2,944 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,833 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 (3,318 people), Management Occupations (2,944 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,833 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Worcester County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Sales & Related Occupations (1.31 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.3 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 ($83,542), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,641), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,739).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23.9k

2017 Value

± 1,003

0.788%

1 Year growth

± 5.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Worcester County, MD grew at a rate of 0.788%, from 23.7k employees to 23.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester County, MD, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,923 people), Retail Trade (3,230 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,606 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 (3,923 people), Retail Trade (3,230 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,606 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Worcester County, MD has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.16 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.81 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Worcester County, MD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($54,787), Information ($54,009), and Utilities ($52,679).

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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 with $17.7B and Electronics and $14.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

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

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Health

92.6% of the population of Worcester County, MD has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 0.861% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Worcester County, MD 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 1227 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.244% decrease from the previous year (1230 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1837 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 499 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

1227 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Worcester County, MD see an average of 1227 patients per year. This represents a 0.244% decrease from the previous year (1230 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.37%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

19.9%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

0.861%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester County, MD declined by 5.67% from 7.82% to 7.37%.

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. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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

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Diversity

Worcester County, MD is home to a population of 51.6k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.58% of Worcester County, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Worcester County, MD is composed of 41.2k White Alone residents (80%), 6.9k Black or African American Alone residents (13.4%), 1.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.38%), 856 Two or More Races residents (1.66%), 671 Asian Alone residents (1.3%), 92 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.178%), 26 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0504%), and 26 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0504%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Worcester County, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,179 speakers), Urdu (305 speakers), and Russian (231 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Worcester County, MD was 49.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Worcester County, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Worcester County, MD residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.59%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.58% of Worcester County, MD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Worcester County, MD was 4.59%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Worcester County, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Worcester County, MD residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.9% of Worcester County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester County, MD was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    41.2k ± 42

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.9k ± 181

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.74k ± 194

In 2017, there were 5.98 times more White Alone residents (41.2k people) in Worcester County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.9k Black or African American Alone and 1.74k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Worcester County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,179 speakers (2.39%)

  2. Urdu

    305 speakers (0.619%)

  3. Russian

    231 speakers (0.469%)

5.93% of Worcester County, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Worcester County, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.39% of the overall population of Worcester County, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.619% speak Urdu and 0.469% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,562 ± 178

  2. Korea

    586 ± 122

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    369 ± 144

Worcester County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County, MD was $252,100 in 2017, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $243,600 to $252,100, a 3.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Worcester County, MD is 74.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Worcester County, MD have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Worcester County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,458

Median Household Income

± $2,463

21.2k

Number of Households

± 856

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Worcester County, MD grew to $59,458 from the previous year's value of $57,227.

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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Housing

Property Value

$252,100

2017 Median

± $7,309

$243,600

2016 Median

± $6,598

In 2017, the median property value in Worcester County, MD grew to to $252,100 from the previous year's value of $243,600.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.4% of the housing units in Worcester County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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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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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester County, MD have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.87% of the workforce in Worcester County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.35%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Worcester County, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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