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North East, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of North East had a population of 3,841 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for North East is located at latitude 39.606 and longitude -75.9387 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of North East (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of North East (GNIS ID: 2391334) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of North East is located within District 5, North East, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North East population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North East: Herringtown, North East Point, Northeast, North-east, Welch Port.

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North East, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,841
Population in Households 3,837
Population in Familes 3,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,922
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,536
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,031
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,748 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 884 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 652 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $186,126
Average Home Value $239,156


Median Household Income $55,787
Average Household Income $64,885
Per Capita Income $24,551
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.91%
Households 0.67% 0.93%
Families 1.68% 0.82%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

North East, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North East to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 217 58th
Population Density1 # 196 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 316 40th
Median Household Income # 352 32nd
Per Capita Income # 400 23rd

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