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North East, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of North East had a population of 3,731 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for North East is located at latitude 39.606 and longitude -75.9387 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North East population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 3,731
Daytime Population: Workers 1,349
Daytime Population: Residents 2,176
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,525
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 3,727
Population in Familes 2,954
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,867
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $56,143
Average Household Income $66,852
Per Capita Income $25,219


Total Housing Units 1,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 859 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 629 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $193,094
Average Home Value $242,791


Total Households 1,488
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 998
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% 0.77%
Households 0.14% 0.82%
Families 0.99% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 2017 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 # 220 58th
Population Density # 206 60th
Diversity Index # 300 42nd
Median Household Income # 360 31st
Per Capita Income # 399 23rd

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