Dorchester County MD Information


Dorchester County Subdivisions

Dorchester County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,551
Population in Households 33,043
Population in Familes 26,205
Population in Group Qrtrs 508
Population Density1 62
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 13,807
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 9,003
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,130 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,677 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,202 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $197,870
Average Home Value $254,838


Median Household Income $42,852
Average Household Income $59,319
Per Capita Income $24,917
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.3%
Households 0.33% 0.22%
Families 0.2% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.


Dorchester County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorchester County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 20 21st
Population Density1 # 23 8th
Diversity Index2 # 9 67th
Median Household Income # 21 17th
Per Capita Income # 21 17th

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