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Fruitland, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Fruitland had a population of 5,381 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Fruitland is located at latitude 38.3197 and longitude -75.6252 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fruitland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Fruitland (GNIS ID: 2390590) 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 City of Fruitland is located within District 16, Fruitland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fruitland: Disharoons Crossroads, Forktown.

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


Total Population 5,381
Population in Households 5,377
Population in Familes 4,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,425
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 2,006
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 1,326
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,322 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 186 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $187,984
Average Home Value $224,338


Median Household Income $54,297
Average Household Income $72,405
Per Capita Income $28,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.62% 0.97%
Households 1.39% 0.8%
Families 1.3% 0.7%
Median Household Income   -0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Fruitland, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fruitland 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 # 190 64th
Population Density1 # 249 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 139 73rd
Median Household Income # 379 27th
Per Capita Income # 332 36th

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