Wicomico County MD Information


Wicomico County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 102,243
Population in Households 97,397
Population in Familes 74,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,846
Population Density1 273
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 37,879
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 24,380
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 42,059 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,837 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,042 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,180 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $182,375
Average Home Value $221,351


Median Household Income $52,246
Average Household Income $67,656
Per Capita Income $26,269
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.53%
Households 0.28% 0.4%
Families 0.14% 0.3%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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.


Wicomico County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wicomico 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 # 14 46th
Population Density1 # 15 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 8 71st
Median Household Income # 18 29th
Per Capita Income # 18 29th

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