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Fruitland, Maryland - Basic Facts

The City of Fruitland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Wicomico County at latitude 38.3197 and longitude -75.6252. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Fruitland 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 City of Fruitland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fruitland: Disharoons Crossroads, Forktown.

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


Total Population 5,192
Population in Households 5,188
Population in Familes 4,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,372
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 1,964
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,295
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,305 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 659 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $167,095
Average Home Value $205,843


Median Household Income $49,431
Average Household Income $66,499
Per Capita Income $26,212
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.54% 0.97%
Households 1.55% 0.96%
Families 1.36% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   3.12%
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, 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 # 189 64th
Population Density1 # 254 51st
Diversity Index2 # 133 75th
Median Household Income # 422 19th
Per Capita Income # 350 33rd

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