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The Town of Secretary had a population of 550 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Secretary is located at latitude 38.6093 and longitude -75.9474 in Dorchester County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Secretary 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.

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


Total Population 550
Population in Households 547
Population in Familes 460
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,101
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $55,685
Average Household Income $66,590
Per Capita Income $26,758


Total Housing Units 234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $216,000
Average Home Value $240,552


Total Households 217
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% -0.04%
Households 0.23% -0.09%
Families 0.0% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

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, 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 # 364 30th
Population Density # 180 65th
Diversity Index # 310 40th
Median Household Income # 389 25th
Per Capita Income # 388 25th

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