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Hurlock, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Hurlock is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dorchester County at latitude 38.6257 and longitude -75.8672. Dorchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Hurlock 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 Hurlock (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles.

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Hurlock, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,179
Population in Households 2,172
Population in Familes 1,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 819
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 820
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 570
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 573 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 247 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $131,855
Average Home Value $152,661


Median Household Income $44,626
Average Household Income $56,398
Per Capita Income $21,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.96% 0.69%
Households 0.94% 0.65%
Families 1.46% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.


Hurlock, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hurlock 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 # 264 49th
Population Density1 # 320 38th
Diversity Index2 # 93 82nd
Median Household Income # 452 13th
Per Capita Income # 455 12th

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