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Secretary, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Secretary had a population of 560 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Secretary is located at latitude 38.6085 and longitude -75.9473 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Secretary (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dorchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Secretary (GNIS ID: 2391406) 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 Secretary is located within District 2, East New Market, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dorchester County.

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

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Secretary, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 560
Daytime Population: Workers 155
Daytime Population: Residents 261
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 416
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 556
Population in Familes 466
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 2,139
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $54,647
Average Household Income $65,720
Per Capita Income $26,533


Total Housing Units 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $212,727
Average Home Value $258,516


Total Households 222
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 161
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 0.63% 0.42%
Households 0.57% 0.36%
Families 0.35% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.69%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Secretary, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Secretary 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 # 362 30th
Population Density # 176 66th
Diversity Index # 320 38th
Median Household Income # 389 25th
Per Capita Income # 372 28th

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