Wicomico County, MD

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2022 Population
103,815
0.574% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.278% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.8%
3.24% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,421
9.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$226,900
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
50,869
1.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wicomico County, MD had a population of 104k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $69,421. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wicomico County, MD grew from 103,223 to 103,815, a 0.574% increase and its median household income grew from $63,610 to $69,421, a 9.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wicomico County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.81%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.23%).

None of the households in Wicomico 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.

95.1% of the residents in Wicomico County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wicomico County, MD are Salisbury University (2,084 degrees awarded in 2022), Wor-Wic Community College (486 degrees), and Del-Mar-Va Beauty Academy (13 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wicomico County, MD was $226,900, and the homeownership rate was 59.7%.

Most people in Wicomico County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Wicomico County, MD was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wicomico County, MD is home to a population of 104k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.21% of Wicomico County, MD residents were born outside of the country (8.53k people).

In 2022, there were 2.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.1k people) in Wicomico County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.75k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.1% of Wicomico County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wicomico County, MD was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wicomico County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    63.1k ± 312
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.8k ± 833
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.75k ± 958
5.73%
Hispanic Population
5.95k people

In 2022, there were 2.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63.1k people) in Wicomico County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.75k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.73% of the people in Wicomico County, MD are hispanic (5.95k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.53k people
8.65%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.93k people

As of 2022, 8.21% of Wicomico County, MD residents (8.53k 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 Wicomico County, MD was 8.65%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,671 ± 263
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    939 ± 261
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    716 ± 224

Wicomico County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wicomico County, MD employs 50.9k people. The largest industries in Wicomico County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,842 people), Educational Services (6,382 people), and Retail Trade (6,240 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,643), Finance & Insurance ($63,378), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,747).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

50.9k
2022 Value
± 1,966
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wicomico County, MD grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 49.9k employees to 50.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wicomico County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,371 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,307 people), and Management Occupations (4,768 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wicomico County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

50.9k
2022 Value
± 1,966
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wicomico County, MD grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 49.9k employees to 50.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wicomico County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,842 people), Educational Services (6,382 people), and Retail Trade (6,240 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,789
Median earning men ± $3,585
$35,394
Median earning women ± $1,889

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,525), Public Administration ($68,566), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,092).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($62,321), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,883), and Public Administration ($50,332).

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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. 1,183
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 613
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 522
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wicomico County, MD went to Donald J. Trump with 49.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.7%), followed by Other (1.47%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wicomico County, MD awarded 2,583 degrees. The student population of Wicomico County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,823 male students and 5,792 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wicomico County, MD are White (1,823 and 71.2%), followed by Black or African American (395 and 15.4%), Hispanic or Latino (117 and 4.57%), and Asian (83 and 3.24%).

The largest universities in Wicomico County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Salisbury University (2,084 and 80.7%), Wor-Wic Community College (486 and 18.8%), and Del-Mar-Va Beauty Academy (13 and 0.503%).

The most popular majors in Wicomico County, MD are Social Work (299 and 11.6%), Registered Nursing (158 and 6.12%), and General Psychology (148 and 5.73%).

The median tuition cost in Wicomico County, MD for a public four year colleges is $7,556 for in-state students and $18,032 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Wicomico County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,615 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,615 students enrolled in Wicomico County, MD, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,348 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 145 degrees awarded
  2. 103 degrees awarded
  3. 148 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wicomico County, MD was Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 145 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,084 degrees awarded
  2. 486 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salisbury University with 2,084 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 931 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wicomico County, MD, which is 0.564 times less than the 1,652 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,823 degrees mean that there were 4.62 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 395 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,556) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,840) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wicomico County, MD was $226,900 in 2022, which is 0.805 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $191,400 to $226,900, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Wicomico County, MD is 59.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wicomico County, MD have an average commute time of 23.1 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.

Median household income in Wicomico County, MD is $69,421. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wicomico County, MD was Census Tract 106.05 with a value of $107,292, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $91,542 and $89,477.

In 2022, 18.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wicomico County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.05%.

Property

$226,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,649
$23,825
Median Property Taxes
±$1,186

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 Wicomico County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.7% of the housing units in Wicomico County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106.05
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 108

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wicomico County, MD was Census Tract 106.05 with a value of $107,292, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $91,542 and $89,477.

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

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Household Income

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$69,421
Median Household Income
± $2,707
39.9k
Number of Households
± 1,689

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.9k households in Wicomico County, MD grew to $69,421 from the previous year's value of $63,610.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wicomico 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 (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.18%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.17%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in Wicomico County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.18%) and those who worked at home (6.17%).

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wicomico County, MD have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Wicomico County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wicomico County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.05%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wicomico County, MD (13.8k out of 100k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

In 2022, 19.2% of the children was living in poverty in Wicomico County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 469 in Wicomico County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 293 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Wicomico County, MD has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 25.2% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wicomico County, MD see 1699 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.4% increase from the previous year (1612 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1223 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 279 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,699 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wicomico County, MD

Primary care physicians in Wicomico County, MD see an average of 1,699 patients per year. This represents a 5.4% increase from the previous year (1,612 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 25% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.45%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
25.2%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wicomico County, MD declined by 3.76% from 6.71% to 6.45%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 67.1 in Wicomico 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 38.2% in Wicomico County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.45% in Wicomico County, MD.

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