Caroline County, MD

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2022 Population
33,320
0.259% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0.765% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
2.71% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,326
3.65% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$258,800
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Caroline County, MD had a population of 33.3k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $65,326. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Caroline County, MD grew from 33,234 to 33,320, a 0.259% increase and its median household income grew from $63,027 to $65,326, a 3.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Caroline County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.1%), Other (Hispanic) (2.45%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.34%).

None of the households in Caroline County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.3% of the residents in Caroline County, MD are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Caroline County, MD was $258,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.1%.

Most people in Caroline County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Caroline County, MD was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Caroline County, MD is home to a population of 33.3k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.29% of Caroline County, MD residents were born outside of the country (2.1k people).

In 2022, there were 5.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Caroline County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.3%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.3% of Caroline County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Caroline County, MD was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Caroline County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 192
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.39k ± 198
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.37k ± 254
8.21%
Hispanic Population
2.74k people

In 2022, there were 5.57 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Caroline County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.37k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.21% of the people in Caroline County, MD are hispanic (2.74k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.1k people
6.17%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.05k people

As of 2022, 6.29% of Caroline County, MD residents (2.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Caroline County, MD was 6.17%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    594 ± 132
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    365 ± 137
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    355 ± 117

Caroline County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Caroline County, MD employs 16k people. The largest industries in Caroline County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,163 people), Construction (1,927 people), and Retail Trade (1,812 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($148,316), Wholesale Trade ($68,337), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,250).

Occupations

16k
2022 Value
± 795
0.025%
1 Year growth
± 7.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Caroline County, MD grew at a rate of 0.025%, from 16k employees to 16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Caroline County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,925 people), Management Occupations (1,653 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,222 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Caroline County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16k
2022 Value
± 795
0.025%
1 Year growth
± 7.16%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Caroline County, MD grew at a rate of 0.025%, from 16k employees to 16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Caroline County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,163 people), Construction (1,927 people), and Retail Trade (1,812 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Caroline County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Caroline County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,789
Median earning men ± $2,836
$33,763
Median earning women ± $2,554

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($72,917), Wholesale Trade ($68,511), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,211).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,318), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,556), and Construction ($45,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 154
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 144
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 121
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Caroline County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

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.

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.

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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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Caroline County, MD was $258,800 in 2022, which is 0.918 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $225,200 to $258,800, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Caroline County, MD is 72.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Caroline County, MD have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Caroline County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Caroline County, MD is $65,326. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Caroline County, MD was Census Tract 9554 with a value of $105,921, followed by Census Tract 9552.02 and Census Tract 9552.01, with respective values of $80,924 and $79,181.

Property

$258,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,716
$8,658
Median Property Taxes
±$518

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Caroline County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

72.1%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.1% of the housing units in Caroline County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9554
  2. Census Tract 9552.02
  3. Census Tract 9552.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Caroline County, MD was Census Tract 9554 with a value of $105,921, followed by Census Tract 9552.02 and Census Tract 9552.01, with respective values of $80,924 and $79,181.

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

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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.
$65,326
Median Household Income
± $3,919
12k
Number of Households
± 645

In 2022, the median household income of the 12k households in Caroline County, MD grew to $65,326 from the previous year's value of $63,027.

The following chart displays the households in Caroline 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Caroline County, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.06%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.35%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Caroline County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.06%) and those who worked at home (5.35%).

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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Commute Time

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Caroline County, MD have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.5% of the workforce in Caroline County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Caroline County, MD (4.23k out of 32.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

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

93.2% of the population of Caroline County, MD has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 28.3% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Caroline County, MD see 3037 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.297% increase from the previous year (3028 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1595 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2233 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,037 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Caroline County, MD

Primary care physicians in Caroline County, MD see an average of 3,037 patients per year. This represents a 0.297% increase from the previous year (3,028 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.81%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
28.3%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Caroline County, MD grew by 2.3% from 6.66% to 6.81%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 31.7 in Caroline County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.1% in Caroline County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.53% in Caroline County, MD.

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