North East, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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North East, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of North East had a population of 3,825 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for North East is located at latitude 39.6001 and longitude -75.9413 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of North East (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Town of North East (GNIS ID: 2391334) 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 North East is located within District 5, North East, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North East: Herringtown, North East Point, Northeast, North-east, Welch Port.

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North East, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,825
Population in Households 3,821
Population in Familes 3,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,914
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $57,529
Average Household Income $67,317
Per Capita Income $25,535


Total Housing Units 1,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 863 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 678 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $207,377
Average Home Value $256,642


Total Households 1,540
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,030
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.52% 0.86%
Households 0.54% 0.94%
Families 1.26% 0.78%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

North East, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North East to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 219 58th
Population Density # 201 61st
Diversity Index # 304 42nd
Median Household Income # 374 28th
Per Capita Income # 405 22nd

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