Dorchester County MD Information


Dorchester County Subdivisions

Dorchester County MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 32,993
Population in Households 32,487
Population in Familes 25,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 506
Population Density2 61
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $45,120
Average Household Income $62,363
Per Capita Income $26,159


Total Housing Units 16,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,584 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,984 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,212 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $216,053
Average Home Value $287,156


Total Households 13,568
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 8,815
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 0.14% -0.15%
Households 0.04% -0.21%
Families -0.11% -0.33%
Median Household Income   3.69%
Per Capita Income   2.85%


Dorchester County MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dorchester County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents 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 # 20 21st
Population Density # 23 8th
Diversity Index # 9 67th
Median Household Income # 20 21st
Per Capita Income # 21 17th

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