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Secretary, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Secretary had a population of 550 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Secretary is located at latitude 38.6085 and longitude -75.9473 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Secretary (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dorchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Secretary (GNIS ID: 2391406) 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 Secretary is located within District 2, East New Market, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dorchester County.

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

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


Total Population 550
Population in Households 547
Population in Familes 459
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 2,101
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 178 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $182,258
Average Home Value $234,972


Median Household Income $52,448
Average Household Income $65,403
Per Capita Income $26,044
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.36%
Households 0.3% 0.27%
Families 0.1% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Secretary, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Secretary 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 # 363 30th
Population Density1 # 179 66th
Diversity Index2 # 324 38th
Median Household Income # 412 21st
Per Capita Income # 369 29th

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