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North East, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of North East had a population of 3,546 as of July 1, 2020.

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 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,546 (100%)
Population in Households 3,542 (99.9%)
Population in Families 2,811 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,753
Diversity Index2 33
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,074
Average Household Income $72,629
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $27,264
Wealth Index5 62
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 874 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 573 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $198,729
Average Home Value $240,171
Housing Affordability Index3 184
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,447
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 968
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.28% 0.9%
Households 0.34% 1.04%
Families 0.97% 0.91%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
Owner Occupied HU   1.72%

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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, 2020 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 # 223 57th
Population Density # 214 59th
Median Household Income # 368 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 405 78th
Per Capita Income # 410 21st
Diversity Index # 309 41st

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