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Fishing Creek, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fishing Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 164 as of July 1, 2020. Fishing Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fishing Creek is located at latitude 38.3223 and longitude -76.2244 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the Fishing Creek Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Dorchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 0 feet.

The Fishing Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583621) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fishing Creek Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Hoopers Island, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dorchester County.


Fishing Creek, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 164 (100%)
Population in Households 160 (97.6%)
Population in Families 129 (78.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 155
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $58,950
Average Household Income $76,905
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $33,399
Wealth Index5 102


Total HU (Housing Units) 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (43.4%)
Median Home Value $237,500
Average Home Value $324,153
Housing Affordability Index3 161


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 48
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.06% -0.49%
Households -0.14% -0.29%
Families -1.32% -0.85%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.35%


Fishing Creek, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fishing Creek 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 # 451 13th
Population Density # 484 7th
Median Household Income # 381 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 275 53rd
Per Capita Income # 320 38th
Diversity Index # 358 31st

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