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North East, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of North East is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cecil County at latitude 39.606 and longitude -75.9387. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of North East, but most people and references simply refer to it as North East, Maryland.

The P1 Census Class Code for North East indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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, 2014)


Total Population 3,614
Population in Households 3,610
Population in Familes 2,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,758
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 1,450
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 974
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 613 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $200,633
Average Home Value $236,575


Median Household Income $52,666
Average Household Income $58,130
Per Capita Income $22,032
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.28% 0.73%
Households 0.28% 0.8%
Families 1.85% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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, 2014 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 # 218 58th
Population Density1 # 209 60th
Diversity Index2 # 307 41st
Median Household Income # 375 28th
Per Capita Income # 442 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.